DAVID Chaytor and other MPs jailed for expenses abuses are set to be stripped of their access rights to the House of Commons.

Ex-members have traditionally been granted passes for the parliamentary estate in recognition of their service to the electorate.

But the powerful Standards & Privileges Committee has indicated that the convention could be dropped for politicians who have brought the House into disrepute.

The move comes after former Bury North MP David Chaytor was jailed for 18 months after admitting three counts of false accounting.

Although MPs are automatically expelled from their seats upon receiving a prison term of more than a year under the Representation of the People Act 1981, there is currently no set mechanism for removing their access privileges.