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The UK’s deputy prime minister said an investigation into a previous complaint against Chris Pincher did not recommend “formal disciplinary action”, as a former senior civil servant accused the government of dishonesty.

Pincher, who oversaw party discipline and welfare within the Conservative party, resigned from his role last week following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

However, the deputy prime minister on Tuesday acknowledged there had been a previous accusation of professional misconduct against Pincher.

“There was a complaint made by someone that worked with him [in the Foreign Office] about inappropriate behaviour,” Dominic Raab told Sky News.

Raab said he agreed the complaint “ought to be reviewed under the civil services auspices, to make sure it was done without fear or favour”. 

The review “did not recommend formal disciplinary action”, he added. However, Raab said he spoke to “Pincher about the…

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