Infosys, the tech giant owned by Rishi Sunak’s father-in-law, has signed a billion-dollar deal with BP.
The deal came two months before the prime minister opened hundreds of new licences for oil and gas extraction in the North Sea, according to media reports.
The deal is rumoured to be the second-largest in the history of the Indian tech firm.
Sunak has insisted the matter is of “no legitimate public interest”.
Sunak stressed the need for oil and gas earlier this year.
The Prime Minister said: “If we’re going to need it, far better to have it here at home rather than shipping it here from half way around the world with two, three, four times, the amount of carbon emissions versus the oil and gas we have here at home.”