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He made the claim to Sunday Times reporters posing as potential donors.
He said £250,000 gave "premier league" access, including dinner with David Cameron and possibly the chance to influence government policy.
"You do really pick up a lot of information and when you see the Prime Minister, you're seeing David Cameron, not the Prime Minister.
"But within that room everything is confidential - you can ask him practically any question you want.
"If you're unhappy about something, we will listen to you and put it into the policy committee at number 10 - we feed all feedback to the policy committee."
Originally posted by Grifter81
reply to post by woodwardjnr
Here we go. The Tories are at it again! Remember the cash for questions scandal in the 90s anyone?
His idea has been so successful that, in April, the Sunday Times of London ranked Cruddas as the richest man in what is called "The City" - London's financial district - with a net worth of more than a billion pounds (about $2.12 billion Canadian).
The decision means that the kind of documents which triggered the 2009 expenses scandal will in future be kept secret.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), created to clean up Parliament in the wake of the scandal, said that publishing receipts would be expensive and was not required by law.
Martin Bell, the former independent MP, said: "MPs should not make expenses claims that they cannot justify in public. IPSA are in danger of become as much a creature of the House of Commons as the old Fees Office was."