Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said last week was a “very dark week for Parliament”.
Speaking to Sky News he said: “I don’t want another week like that, we’ve got to move forward.”
He said the emergency debate on Monday was about “trying to get this House in a much better place than where we left it last week”.
Sir Lindsay said: “This House has to be, quite rightly, not tarnished.”
Asked about reports that his office would be looking to review the standards procedures, Sir Lindsay added: “I would always say I work with everybody across this House, this House matters to me, the MPs matter, the people who work here matter to me, and what I don’t want is another dark week like last week.
“I want to make sure the public have faith in parliamentarians and faith in the House of Commons, and today’s debate will be painful, but the one thing is it’s got to cleanse the House to move forward.”
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