DISGRACED former Bury North Labour MP David Chaytor is to be stripped of his p a r l i a m e n t a r y privileges.
The House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee yesterday said it was changing its rules so that former MPs who have been sentenced to a year or more in jail will be stripped of their parliamentary passes.
The change in the rules follows the jailing of a series of MPs for abusing the Westminster expenses system, including Chaytor.
Eric Illsley, Jim Devine and Elliot Morley, MPs who were also jailed for fiddling their expenses, are being stripped of passes allowing them to use facilities at the Palace of Westminster too.
The committee also confirmed that the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner has closed inquiries into the four former MPs in the light of their criminal convictions.