News International executives should face possibility of jail, says MP | Media | The Guardian
Parliament should be prepared to jail a series of former News International executives for some of the most “flagrant” examples of contempt of parliament, the Labour frontbencher Chris Bryant said on Tuesday.
As MPs agreed to refer the executives to the Commons standards watchdog, Bryant said the House of Commons should consider whether to jail or fine the executives.
Bryant, who has played a leading role in exposing illegal practices at News International, was speaking as MPs debated the recent report by the House of Commons culture select committee which accused three News International executives of giving misleading evidence. MPs decided without a vote and after a short debate to refer the committee report to the commons standards and privileges committee.