Former Hertfordshire MEP faces suspension from Parliament

A FORMER Labour MEP for Hertfordshire faces suspension from the House of Lords today (Wednesday) over his part in a cash for amendments investigation. Peter Truscott, who used to live in

A FORMER Labour MEP for Hertfordshire faces suspension from the House of Lords today (Wednesday) over his part in a "cash for amendments" investigation.

Peter Truscott, who used to live in Welwyn, represented the county in the European Parliament from 1994 to 1999.

In January, claims in the Sunday Times newspaper said the former energy minister, together with three other Labour peers, offered to help make amendments to legislation in return for thousands of pounds in fees.

The 49-year-old refuted the allegations, but his appeal was rejected.

The Lords Committee of Privileges has recommended Lord Truscott and Lord Taylor of Blackburn be suspended from Parliament until the end of the current session.

Their fate will be decided in a vote by fellow peers today.