In October 2007 the Guardian reported:
- A Labour peer has admitted taking money to introduce an arms company lobbyist to the government minister in charge of weapons purchases... The lobbyist, Michael Wood, who trades as Whitehall Advisers, agreed to pay Lord Hoyle an undisclosed sum in June 2005. MoD documents released to the Guardian show that Lord Hoyle then engineered a private meeting between Mr Wood and the newly appointed defence minister...
- Mr Wood is a former RAF officer who works for BAE and other smaller arms companies to help get them contracts. He has free run of the palace of Westminster because he has a security pass as a "research assistant" to another MP. He operates his company from his nearby flat. 
- David Leigh and Rob Evans, Peer was paid to introduce lobbyist to minister, The Guardian, 26 October 2007.