"Not so much as a peep from the average MP"
Indeed not. And if you look at MP Paul Farrelly's voting record on the issues that count , he's mostly just ordinary Blue Labour lobby fodder, with an occasional rebellious tendency.
He is however a member of the Departure for Culture Media and Sport's committee which has been looking into Press Standards, Privacy and Libel.
The published but as yet unverified record  from their meeting of 2nd June shows that he was already fishing around this particular issue.
Before he was an MP, Mr Farrelly was a journalist, and for the four years before he got his seat, he was City Editor at the Guardian's sister paper, The Observer.
A certain amount of grudging respect seems to be due for Mr Farrelly.
And indeed to El Reg. At the time I write this, I am pre-moderated on The Guardian, and they are still unwilling to let me (or anyone else?) point out that
a) the Chairman of Barclays holds a senior BBC management position
b) the BBC completely ignored the Barclays tax-dodging affair earlier this year
Obviously that's just a coincidence, but an organisation like the BBC needs to avoid even the *appearance* of conflict of interest.