MPs on the committee rapped Heywood
for failing to get to the bottom of the affair.
William Hague, the Foreign secretary, has stated that Heywood
was 'not an employee of the British government in any capacity'.
Taxpayers have forked out PS23,457 over the last 15 months on limousines and taxis for Heywood
, who is paid PS204,500.
Gu Kailai poisoned Mr Heywood
with cyanide last year in the south-western city of Chongqing, where her husband Bo Xilai was chief of the Communist Party, the court in Hefei heard.
According to the indictment, Gu and her son had conflicts with Heywood
over economic interests.
was initially thought to have died from alcohol poisoning after his body was found in a hotel in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Nov.
He added the coverup may have begun when Mr Heywood
was found dead.
Their court appearance comes the day after Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, was in court charged with poisoning Mr Heywood
THE wife of a high-ranking Chinese politician will be tried for the murder of British business consultant Neil Heywood
The state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that the recently issued indictment said Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, had a falling out with Briton Neil Heywood
over money and worried that it would threaten her and her son's safety.
It was reported he had been poisoned on the orders of Communist Party politician Bo Xilai, after Mr Heywood
allegedly had an affair with his wife.
Reports in the Chinese media suggested Neil Heywood
was once in a relationship with Gu Kailai - the wife of the disgraced former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai.