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A super-injunction banning the publication of a word to describe former RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin was revealed in parliament today during Business Questions by John Hemming. The comments he made are protected by parliamentary privilege.


John Hemming, chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on new media, has accused Lord Mandelson of an “abuse of power” for helping his brother’s efforts to provide broadband internet access for his village in Cumbria.


A Liberal Democrat MP has claimed that the coalition government's reforms to higher education are the equivalent of scrapping tuition fees. In an article in the Guardian John Hemming also argues that the proposals to raise tuition fees to up to £9,000 a year will help poorer students.


Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming is alleged to have taken out a £200,000 mortgage for his second home, paid for on expenses, in order to prop up his business empire, the Daily Mail reports.


John Hemming, Lib Dem MP for Birmingham Yardley, took out a £200,000 mortgage on his Covent Garden flat via his parliamentary expenses to stem a “cash flow” problem in his business, according to The Times. Yesterday, three ex-Labour MPs were told they must stand trial in a criminal court after failing in their final bid to be judged by their parliamentary peers.


Law firm Withers LLP has been found 'in contempt' by a Commons committee after threatening John Hemming MP with legal proceedings for statements he intended to make in Parliament.