Don’t name arrested MPs, say politicians

Don’t name arrested MPs, say politicians

Arrested MPs should not be named unless the charge they face relates to their work, a cross-party committee has said.

MPs recommended that members of the Commons who are questioned by police should only be identified when an allegation is of constitutional significance or has an impact on parliamentary privilege.

At present, the chamber is immediately informed of an MP’s arrest.

The procedure committee concluded that it was unfair that, while the names of most arrested citizens are not disclosed, arrested MPs are identified in the daily parliamentary order paper.

Read on… http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4642150.ece

3 thoughts on “Don’t name arrested MPs, say politicians

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    “Arrested MPs should not be named unless the charge they face relates to their work, a cross-party committee has said.
    MPs recommended that members of the Commons who are questioned by police should only be identified when an allegation is of constitutional significance or has an impact on parliamentary privilege.
    At present, the chamber is immediately informed of an MP’s arrest.
    The procedure committee concluded that it was unfair that, while the names of most arrested citizens are not disclosed, arrested MPs are identified in the daily parliamentary order paper.
    David Cameron appeared to give his support to the committee’s report yesterday. His official spokeswoman said that Downing Street would consider its findings carefully.
    “I think there is an important principle here that members of parliament should not be treated differently to members of the public,” she added.
    The report was commissioned by John Bercow, the Speaker, after a series of arrests in the last parliament.”

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  2. This is totally wrong why should mp’s be given any kind of immunity they are NOT above the law also their constituents should get to as should the rest of us if we do wrong we are punished any mp guilty of any wrongdoing should be made to stand down and stripped of all benefits

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  3. I think all people who are a current threat to society should be on a public register for all to see, we should be protected not the criminals.

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