The BBC reports
Call for ban over MSP phone taps
The Scottish National Party is calling for MSPs to be given immunity from phone tapping by MI5 security officers.
Under rules introduced by Harold Wilson in the 60s, MPs are immune from surveillance by MI5.
South of Scotland MSP Christine Grahame said she had received confirmation from BT that her phone had been tapped by someone.
The Wilson Doctrine was introduced in 1966 amid fears that security service surveillance of MPs could undermine democracy.
We have asked questions about whether or not Members of the Scottish Parliament, Members of the Welsh Assembly, Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, UK members of the European Parliament, or foreign Members of the European Parliament, are or are not covered by the "Wilson Doctrine", which pre-dates all of these institutions
Our questions and the Parliamentary Questions tabled by Liberal Democrat MP Dr. Vincent Cable have, so far, been stonewalled by Tony Blair and the bureaucracy, but they do still need to be answered.
What about the parliament of the Isle of Man, the Tynwald ?
What about the House of Lords in Westminster ?
What is so difficult about a general statement of principle, which would not reveal any interception technology techniques, or say anything about any current criminal or intelligence investigations ?