North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson has re-iterated that his financial interests are 'correctly declared' after reports he faces questions of non-parliamentary work.

The Guardian newspaper has alleged that Mr Paterson, who is in Manchester for the Conservative Party conference, had helped lobby government on behalf of firms that he was paid by for consultancy work.

Mr Paterson advises both healthcare business Randox and Northern Irish food manufacturing firm Lynn's Country Foods, with the national newspaper claiming he had taken several meetings with officials and another with a minister. They also allege that also wrote asking them to take steps that would benefit Lynn’s Country Foods and Randox, by who Mr Paterson is paid £12,000 and around £100,000 per year, respectively.

But the North Shropshire MP denied any wrongdoing. He said: “My financial interests have been correctly declared according to the rules of the House of Commons.”