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Dorries' TV fees rules apology

Tory MP Nadine Dorries has apologised to the Commons for "inadvertently" breaching Commons rules by failing to properly register income from her media work, including ITV's I'm A Celebrity, after a critical report by the MPs' standards watchdog.

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MP Dorries told to apologise for not registering TV work

Nadine Dorries was suspended by her party when she appeared on an ITV reality show. Credit: ITV

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".

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