He has been ordered to apologise to Parliament for repeatedly breaking the rules for MPs on declaring their earnings.
He didn’t break the rules over just the one payment. Or two. Or three. Or four. Or five. Or six. Or seven. Or eight.
Rather, he broke the rules over a full nine payments – with the independent investigation finding that the repeated infractions were not due to “inadvertent error”. Rather, “the fact that the late registrations had happened on four separate occasions and involved nine payments, suggests a lack of attention to, or regard for, the House’s requirements rather than oversight or inadvertent error”.