Tory peer declines to give public evidence to MPs over Russian firm

Lord Barker, who chairs Russian metals group EN+, cites commercial issues as he fights to lift US sanctionsA Conservative peer who chairs a firm being sanctioned in the US for its Russian links has declined to give public evidence about it to a parliamentary committee, leaked documents disclose.Lord Barker of Battle, the chair of the aluminium giant EN+ which is majority-owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, did not wish to appear in open session before MPs because he hopes to persuade Washington to lift the sanctions, letters show. Continue reading…

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