Tory MPs will learn if they will be charged before the general election, reports suggest.
The penalty is up to one year in prison and an unlimited fine.
Under existing rules however after serving a prison term of one year or under MPs are allowed to resume their position. Lords can serve an unlimited amount of time in prison and legally resume their position.
This should make it perfectly clear to voters that these people are responsible for making such laws which is why they are so lenient.
Mr Mackinlay (pictured below) was interviewed under caution for six hours about the claims as part of the police inquiry.