Gordon Brown has called Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Peter Hain's failure to report £103,000 in donations "incompetence".
The comment, on ITV’s News at Ten last night, follows Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru’s plea last week for Hain to resign.
Brown says: "It was a mistake that was made. It was an incompetence that he has readily admitted to.
"This now goes before the standards committee in the House of Commons, and before the Electoral Commission.
"And I believe they will understand that this was a failure, that there was no corruption involved, that there was no illegal donation made, and I hope that they will be able to accept his apology."
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