London mayor Boris Johnson has now formally recorded two dinners with Rupert Murdoch this year.
According to his register of gifts and gratuities, Johnson met with Murdoch on 4 March – the evening before the media mogul is reported to have met with UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Johnson also had a dinner with Murdoch on 22 January, which was reported to have taken place at Murdoch’s Mayfair home.
Asked for details of the latest meeting, a spokesperson for the mayor said: "All gifts and hospitality received by the Mayor over the value of £25 are registered in line with GLA policy under the Mayor's Gifts and Hospitality declarations."
Boris Johnson’s gifts and hospitality register has previously disclosed a two-day holiday with Independent owner Evgeny Lebedev (it was “purely personal” apparently), a dinner with Rebekah Brooks in 2009 and in November 2008 the gift of an electric toaster from then Metro managing director Steve Auckland.