Minister: 'Very clear' Owen Paterson will not get peerage

Environment Secretary George Eustice has appeared to confirm that Conservative MP Owen Paterson - who resigned over a lobbying row - would not be given a seat in the House of Lords. "I think it's very clear Owen Paterson wouldn't get a peerage. He's got a very distinguished service in public life … he's now had this report, he's decided to step back from politics," he said.

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