Nick Clegg: MPs demand inquiry into huge payment for Booktrust

Clegg's 12m favour to charity backed by his wife: MPs demand inquiry into huge payment Booktrust announced it had secured 6m for each of the next two years while other charities will have to wait until next year Labour and Tories have called for an investigation after leaked emails showed one of Nick Clegg's aides lobbied for the charity to get the grantMiriam Clegg hosted a function for BooktrustMr Clegg's spokesman said there was nothing improper about his interest in the Booktrust grant | UPDATED: 01:37 GMT, 2 December 2012 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg personally intervened to help a charity linked to his wife Miriam obtain 12 million of taxpayers’ money. Labour and Tories joined forces to call for an investigation last night after leaked emails showed one of the Lib Dem leader’s key aides lobbied for Booktrust to be given the grant, instead of competing with other charities. The organisation announced last week that it had secured 6 million for each of the next two years, while other charities will have to wait until next year – and some will get nothing