"Scotland Yard is stepping up the scope and depth of its investigation into the "loans for peerages" scandal after seizing a paper trail of more than 1,000 documents, files and emails from Whitehall departments and agencies.
The Commons public administration committee yesterday agreed to halt its own investigation into the affair until July after police told MPs that they could prejudice a criminal investigation.
Tony Wright, the Labour chairman, told journalists yesterday: "These are big, important, public issues, but I want to be responsible and above all I don't want it to be said at any point that we compromised police action."
It's all very well taking your time and being thorough, but the police are raising expectations with every day that passes. What happens when they make their report to the Crown Prosecution Service and the latter decides not to take action?