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.