MP caught playing Candy Crush during parliamentary meeting

A backbench MP has been caught playing Candy Crush Saga in a parliamentary committee meeting.

Nigel Mills, Conservative MP for Amber Valley in Derbyshire, admitted playing the highly-addictive game during the meeting about pension reforms, after pictures emerged of him tapping the sweet icons on his iPad.

The work and pensions meeting last Monday was to discuss the role of the insurance industry in pension changes ahead of the Autumn Statement.

Granted it’s not the most thrilling subject, but no doubt taxpayers would be hoping both an MP’s time and government-funded iPad would be put to proper use.

Mills said: “It was a long meeting on pension reforms, which is an important issue that I take very seriously.

“There was a bit of the meeting that I wasn’t focusing on and I probably had a game or two.

“I shouldn’t do it but if you check the meeting I would say I was fully engaged in asking questions that I thought were particularly important in how we get the pensions issue right.

“I shall try not to do it in future.”

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