Former Chief Whip admits cover-up... Not this whip but the one used to choral MPs into servility. Late Tim Fortesque (below) as found in archives and exposed by Guido Fawkes.
“Anyone with any sense who was in trouble would come to the whips and tell them the truth, and say now, “I’m in a jam, can you help?” It might be debt, it might be a scandal involving small boys, or any kind of scandal which a member seemed likely to be mixed up in, they’d come and ask if we could help. And if we could, we did. We would do everything we can because we would store up brownie points. That sounds a pretty nasty reason but one of the reasons is, if we can get a chap out of trouble, he’ll do as we ask forever more.”
Trevor Victor Norman 'Tim' Fortescue, CBE was a British politician. He was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Liverpool Garston from 1966 to 1974.