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on May 5, 2016 in World News

Dodging parliamentary summons could be a crime, say MPs – but will it apply to Cameron?

MPs are considering whether to make dodging a select committee summons a crime, a day after Prime Minister David Cameron said he was too busy to give evidence on the 2011 Libya war. Labour MP Chris Bryant cited a number of examples of those who had refused to appear before a select committee. The list includes Mike Ashley, owner of controversial leisure supplier Sports Direct, fraudster Robert Maxwell, former News International executive Rebekah Brooks, media barons Rupert and James Murdoch and former BHS department store owner Sir Philip Green.   Officially a committee can jail refuseniks for contempt, but...

MPs are considering whether to make dodging a select committee summons a crime, a day after Prime Minister David Cameron said he was too busy to give evidence on the 2011 Libya war. Labour MP Chris Bryant cited a...

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