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Commons Speaker Michael Martin has said he "regrets" that police were allowed to search Conservative MP Damian Green's office without a warrant.
He said he regretted a parliamentary aide had allowed the raid - part of a government leaks inquiry - by signing a consent form without consulting him.
The Speaker agreed to a debate on the issue but pressure on him is growing.
A Tory MP has called on him to resign, while Commons Leader Harriet Harman has declined to voice confidence in him.
After the news broke last week that four addresses had been raided, Scotland Yard said it had had warrants for all of them.
But, shortly before the Speaker's statement, acting Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson revised the detail, saying just three warrants had been issued, while the Commons search had been "consensual".
When asked about this, a Scotland Yard spokesman said there had been "no deliberate attempt to mislead".