THE House of Commons has signed more than 50 non-disclosure agreements with employees over the last five years, official figures suggest.

MPs described the findings as “disturbing” and questioned the need for “gagging clauses” deals in Parliament after the data was released by Liberal Democrat former minister Tom Brake, on behalf of the House of Commons Commission. Mr Brake said there were 53 agreements, including those formerly known as compromise agreements, with employees between 2013 and 2017.