4 December 2014 Last updated at 14:00
Tory MP Mark Pritchard arrested
Mr Pritchard has been the MP for The Wrekin in Shropshire since 2005.
Wednesday’s Parliamentary Hansard record contains a reference to a letter from the Metropolitan Police to Speaker John Bercow, “relating to the arrest of Mark Pritchard, Member for The Wrekin”.
The Met said a 48-year-old man had been arrested following an allegation of rape in central London.
The letter, from Met police officer Sandra Looby to Mr Bercow said: “I write to inform you that on December 2 Mark Pritchard MP was arrested at 6.14pm at Holborn Police Station in London by Metropolitan Police Service officers.
“Mr Pritchard was questioned by police and released on police bail later the same evening at 10.16pm.”
He has not been charged with any offence.
A Met spokesman said: “We can confirm that a 48-year-old man voluntarily attended a north London police station on Tuesday, 2 December where he was arrested, following an allegation of rape in central London.
“He has been bailed to a date in early January 2015 pending further enquiries.”