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labour has claimed the Conservative Party to repay a £12,000 donation he received from one of the developers of 14 days after the Cabinet Secretary Robert Jenrick £1bn of construction projects approved.
Shadow housing Secretary, Steve Reed said the decision raised concerns about a possible "cash-for-preferred" culture.
And the Lib Dems want to conduct a study of the minister.
But the government said Mr Jenrick was acting with decency and kept the PM's "full confidence".
Mr Pincher said Mr Jenrick had acted correctly and with propriety on the 1,500-home project.
He told deputies that he was clearly "no idea, what asked Mr. Desmond , that dinner" But Mr Jenrick had done it, "absolutely", that "he was not planning to discuss issues would he discuss that the planning thing, and the topic has been closed".
don't know the Minister, what will be spent for donations or funds, from donors on Political Parties ," he added.
But Mr Reed told MPs: "This sequence of events raises serious concerns about cash favors. "
"Instead of answering questions about his behavior, Robert Jenrick sent in a junior-to minister in his name, while he lay apparently low in the tea room," said Mr. Reed.
"This attempt to avoid control shows contempt for The Public , are concerned about the integrity of the planning. "
Acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey to demand Britain's top civil servant, Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill , wrote to an investigation by Mr Jenrick behavior in relation to the plan-approval decision.
He Said that if the Cabinet Secretary was found to have broken the ministerial code, he needs to resign.
For the SNP, Alan Brown accused the government of "defending the indefensible", says MPs: "This is a matter that stinks easy. "
in defence of Mr Jenrick's absence from The Commons chamber, the Prime Minister 's official spokesman said: "It is expedient for the housing to respond to the minister on A Question , the questions on housing and planning. "
The speaker said he was "not aware of any plans" for an investigation into any alleged breach of the ministerial code.
sources said close to Mr Jenrick, he would ask of deputies during its usual Commons-time slot next Monday .Richard Desmond is one of the UK's most high-profile business people
With the approval of The Isle of Dogs project, Mr Jenrick, the government overruled the planning Inspectorate.
Tower Hamlets Council called the decision compels The Secretary of state and admit what he did was "unlawful, due to the obvious bias".
Mr Jenrick has insisted, there was no real inclination to Mr Desmond - a former donor to the Labour and UKIP - But said it was right for the decision to be revised in order "to ensure that it was complete fairness".
A Department for housing, communities and Local government spokesman said that while "we reject the suggestion that it was an actual bias in the decision, we have agreed that the application be determined. "