The House of Commons is investigating an event held last week that a Chinese “spy” is said to have attended.
A man reportedly insisted he was a tourist when he tried to get into an invitation-only talk on July 5 led by Hong Kong activists.
The suspected spy gave a name that was not on the approved list and did not say who he represented when he arrived at a talk that took place deep inside the Houses of Parliament, the Daily Mail reported.
The Telegraph understands that parliamentary authorities are now investigating the event but have not commented publicly.
Bob Seely, a Conservative MP who sits on the foreign affairs committee and organized the discussion, told the Mail that it would be “completely inappropriate” for Beijing to “send an operative to intimidate or record people at a private parliamentary event.”