The Officers of the Democratic Unionist Party have considered the report of the House of Commons Committee on Standards on Ian Paisley MP.
The Party takes this report and the matters contained within it very seriously.
The Party Officers have decided to suspend Mr Ian Paisley MP from membership of the Party pending further investigation into his conduct.
The Party does not intend to make any further comment on these matters during the course of the above outlined process.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs