Chair of select committee says new powers required to punish witnesses who fail to appear before parliament

Witnesses who refuse to give evidence before parliament could be fined or face a “real-world sanction” in the future, a select committee chair has warned.

Writing in the Observer days after the presenter Jeremy Kyle chose not to appear before his committee’s inquiry into reality television, Damian Collins, the Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe, says new powers are required that would punish witnesses who fail to give evidence.

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