The new family-friendly hours adopted by the Houses of Parliament have hit the insurance industry according to MP John Greenway.

The lack of flexibility now means that MPs are more strictly tied and are less free to manage their own time for industry events. Greenway said that, for instance, he was chairing an MIB meeting a few weeks ago and was the only one of half a dozen MPs expected to attend - purely because the tight times at the House mean't that their time couldn't be spared.