MP Nigel Mills has been caught playing Candy Crush Saga game during a commons committee hearing.
Nigel Mills admits the meeting about pensions did not always have his full attention and says he will “try not to do it” again.
The Sun Newspaper has published pictures of Nigel Mills playing the addictive puzzle game on his iPad, during a Works and Pensions Committee meeting, of which he is a member.
Mr Mills, a member of the committee, was said to have played it over a period of two and half hours. He admitted he probably had a game or two but said he was fully engaged.
The committee was taking evidence on pension reforms from representatives of the pensions and insurance industries ahead of the Autumn Statement.
Mr Mills, MP for Amber Valley, told the Sun, “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 the future.”
Mr Mills, 40, was first elected as an MP 2010 and was a borough councilor before that. He has a classics degree from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and is a qualified chartered accountant, working as a tax adviser before entering parliament.
His political interests include employment, crime, anti-social behaviour, education and taxation.