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Welsh MP's protest over committee 'abuse'

Newport West MP Paul Flynn has walked out in protest from a Commons committee after accusing the chair of turning its enquiry into a political 'stunt.'

MPs were questioning the head of the UK Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake about the service's role in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

Paul Flynn claimed he was being 'silenced' and that the Public Administration Committee session was an attempt by its chair, Bernard Jenkin to 'embarrass the Scottish parliament and the idea of devolution.'

The two men had locked horns on a different matter during a session of the committee last week. The video below shows the latest exchange and Paul Flynn stating that he'll leave the hearing. He's since confirmed that he left shortly afterwards.