MPs who bring prostitutes into parliament with them could face the sack under Westminster’s new code of conduct.
The guidelines, which were brought in after the sexual harassment scandal last year, ban MPs from paying for sex while ‘acting in their parliamentary capacity’.
This includes any activity connected to the politician’s role as MP, whether in the UK or abroad.
Punishments for breaking the rules vary according to the severity of the offence.
But failure to follow the code could result in anything from loss of parliamentary passes to suspension or forced resignation from their seat.
‘Although it might not be illegal to pay for sex, in line with best practice it is considered unprofessional, inappropriate and a breach of the behaviour code,’ the conduct states, according to the Sunday Times.
The new policy was approved by MPs last month.
Last year two government ministers, Damian Green and Michael Fallon, were forced to resign from their posts as part of a wave of sexual harassment allegations that swept through Westminster.
Several male politicians faced accusations of wrongdoing, while an unverified list documenting sexual harassment by MPs circulated on social media.
A working group was then set up in November to look into creating a complaints process at Westminster.
A survey of more than 1,300 parliamentary workers published in February found that 19% had experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the previous year.
In 2014, conservative MP Mark Menzies resigned after accusations surfaced that he had enjoyed a fling with a Brazilian rent boy.
Escort Rogerio dos Santos Pinto had claimed that one session had taken place at Westminster, although Menzies denied that anything ‘untoward’ had taken place on the parliamentary estate.
The new code of conduct is likely to impact Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths who resigned as small business minister after he was caught sending thousands of lewd texts to two barmaids.
The married politician, who is MP for Burton and Uttoxeter, is under party investigation.