Nadine Dorries has been forced to apologise to the Commons for failing to properly register her fee for appearing on I'm a Celebrity.
MP Nadine Dorries has officially landed in the jungle tonight for her time on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!
Tory MP Nadine Dorries has defended her involvement in I'm A Celebrity... as she faced flak for snubbing a constituency Remembrance event.
The Committee on Standards said Averbrook Ltd. - the firm which Nadine Dorries' I'm A Celebrity fee was paid to - had "no income from any sources other than her media appearances".
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has apologised to the Commons for what she called "a genuinely inadvertent breach of the rules" relating to registering her fee for I'm A Celebrity.
Ms Dorries said in a statement, "I wish to apologise to the House fully and unreservedly for what was a genuinely inadvertent breach of the rules which I have at all times sought to comply ply with."
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries is set to apologise to the Commons this afternoon for not properly registering her fee for I'm A Celebrity.
Tory MP Nadine Dorries should apologise to the Commons and properly register income from all her media work, a standards watchdog has recommended.
Standards Commissioner Kathryn Hudson found that the payments made to Ms Dorries as a result of her appearance on the show should have been declared.
The committee's report said: "Ms Dorries contended that such payments were made to a company, Averbrook Ltd, of which she is a director, and that she was not required to register income received by the company, but only any remuneration she drew from it.
– Standards Committee
We find it hard to believe she would have been invited to appear on I'm a Celebrity if she had not come to public prominence as a Member of the House.
It is clear that Ms Dorries's media work was remunerated, whether or not those payments were made to her or to her company.
We agree with the Commissioner that Ms Dorries should have registered payments for such media services even though those payments were made through Averbrook Ltd."
The report said that, while her media work may not have influenced her representation of her Mid Bedfordshire seat, it was "likely to have been linked to her work in the House".
You can read the report in full on the Standards Committee website.
Tory MP Nadine Dorries should apologise to the House of Commons and register all her income from media work, a parliamentary standards watchdog has recommended following an investigation into her appearance on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!
Ms Dorries refused to declare to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards how much she earned from the reality show because of a confidentiality agreement with ITV.
The House of Commons Standards Committee found Ms Dorries had failed to abide by the registrar's advice and had breached the code through her "attitude to the Commissioner's inquiries".
The committee recommended that Ms Dorries registers all payments in respect of her employment and "apologises to the House by way of a personal statement".
The author of a book that advocates beating children under a year old with paddles said he was "delighted" to discover a Tory MP was calling for it to be banned on Amazon's website.
Michael Pearl told BBC Radio 5 Live that if the book is removed from the retailer's website, he will "advertise it as 'the book banned in the UK'".
Mr Pearl told the radio station: "I was delighted to hear that Parliament might ban my book, if they do, I will immediately advertise it as 'the book banned in the UK' and...we will end up selling another 100,000 books directly to the UK."
"The British defeated the Nazi's with planes and tanks and now they stoop to defeating ideas with censorship," he added.
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries asked House of Commons leader Andrew Lansley to bring the issue of a book that "advocates the beating of children" to Parliament in a bid to pressurise Amazon into removing it from their website.
– Nadine Dorries, Conservative MP
I'm rising to ask you if you can use your good office to apply pressure on an issue which has come to my attention in the last 24 hours.
It's regarding a book which is for sale on Amazon called To Train Up A Child by Michael and Debi Pearl. It actually advocates the beating of children under the age of 12 months using a switch.
The book recommends that switch be cut from a willow tree and be no longer than 12 inches in length and 8cm in diameter.
The book advocates the use of paddles, rulers and other means to beat children from four months onwards.
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has urged Amazon to remove a book that advocates beating children under a year old with paddles, rulers and implements fashioned from trees.
The controversial book To Train Up A Child should be taken off the online retailer's website as it advocates child abuse, Ms Dorries said.
The book's authors, Debi and Michael Pearl, run their own No Greater Joy Christian ministry and Mr Pearl describes himself as a "pastor, missionary, and evangelist for over 40 years", according to his website.
Ms Dorries asked Commons leader Andrew Lansley to bring the issue to Parliament to apply pressure on Amazon to remove the book, first published in 1994, from sale.
MP Nadine Dorries has signed a "six-figure" deal to write three novels based on her childhood in Liverpool.
The Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire, who appeared on last year's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, will publish the first part of the trilogy next year.
Publishers Head of Zeus said the novel, called The Four Streets, is one of three "set in 1950s Liverpool about Irish Catholic families struggling against poverty, hardship and abuse", and will be published in April.
Editor Rosie de Courcy said: "I absolutely adored this novel from first word to last. Nadine is one of the most naturally gifted storytellers I have ever come across, with a magical ability to create characters you believe in and a heart-stopping way with words."