A conservative member of the British Parliament, Nigel Mills, was caught playing popular mobile puzzle game Candy Crush Saga game during a Commons committee hearing.
Pictures were published in the Sun newspaper of the MP playing Candy Crush Saga on his tablet during a Work and Pensions Committee session on pensions.
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.”
The 40-year-old MP was first elected as an MP 2010 and was a borough councillor 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.