The Health Select Committee yesterday admitted it failed in its duty of care when it failed to leave NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson bathed his own excrement for six hours on a trolly in the corridor outside a House of Commons committee room before questioning him over his role in the Stafford hospital scandal.
Committee member Valerie Vaz said she admitted to faults but would not be stepping down.
'Of course, we should have waited until Sir David was seriously dehydrated before pouring a bucket of cold water over him and, looking back on the hearing, we should have waited until he shat himself before clearing off to the House of Commons bar for the night,' she said.
'We will not be resigning,' Ms Vaz added. 'We're determined to carry on. We'll do better in future, and probably kill the bugger through simple neglect.'
Sir David Nicholson has the backing of David Cameron.