Problem is who too, and what for? The Beeb, who know about this kind of stuff, say examples of Contempt of Parliament could include:
“Examples of contempt include giving false evidence to a parliamentary committee, threatening a Member of Parliament, forging documents and attempting to bribe members. “
Which seems to cover Chris Grayling’s outright lies when questioned by the Work and Pensions Committee last week. If Grayling is found guilty of Contempt of Parliament he could, in theory, be committed to the Clock Tower under Big Ben. Which would be kind of a laugh. This hasn’t happened since 1886, when secularist Charles Bradlaugh took his seat in Parliament despite refusing to take a religious oath. Grayling’s fibs are far less noble, but sadly these days he would be more likely to be suspended or expelled from Parliament.
It’s entirely possible that if the Work and Pensions Committee members are made aware of Grayling’s lies and take no action then they may be in Contempt of Parliament themselves. So let’s make sure they know all about it. Below is a list of the member of the Work and Pensions Committee, along with contact details.
Harriett Baldwin (acting Chair of the meeting and the person who asked the question Grayling was responding to)
Tory in disguise
Dame Anne Begg