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It added that the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments remains powerless to prevent "similar abuses".
His appointment was subject to approval by David Cameron and the advisory committee on business appointments.
Blair, who is estimated to have earned as much as 15 million dollars since leaving office, did not register the series of companies with the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA), the watchdog set up to vet ex-ministers' appointments to avoid "any suspicion of impropriety", The Guardian reports.
It has been reported the appointments were cleared by the official Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, despite the objections of two members.
But the official code suggests he should have sought the advice of the independent advisory committee on business appointments before taking up the job.
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