The Yorkshire Post (7 Nov, p2) reported that Danny Brown took a two-week holiday at the villa of Peter Coombes, a senior manager at Newlands Homes, which has benefited from business worth an estimated£1.5m from the department.
A regional Labour party spokesman said: 'We have written to the Hull Labour group asking them to look at the matter. We expect Hull group to satisfy the regional office that they have addressed the matter and if they haven't we will consider action.'
Mr Brown says he took advice from the town clerk before making arrangements for the holiday, and the trip was listed in the public register of gifts and hospitality three days before he set off. He said he had offered to pay for the accommodation but Mr Coombes had not asked for payment.