A Conservative MP has claimed his mum and staff were abused after the Commons "scum" row involving Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner.

Shaun Bailey condemned the abuse and told MPs it started after the incident which saw his party colleague Chris Clarkson called "scum" by Ms Rayner.

Mr Clarkson said the insult was hurled at him after he insinuated that members of the shadow front bench believe the Covid-19 pandemic is a "good crisis" to exploit.

Ms Rayner later said in a statement on Wednesday evening: "I apologise for the language that I used in a heated debate in Parliament earlier."

Speaking in the Commons on Thursday, Mr Bailey (West Bromwich West) said: "I can take the rough and tumble of this place as much as anyone.

"But some of the language we saw yesterday was abhorrent and particularly the use of the word 'scum'.

"Now, I'm sorry, but when I got a phone call at 11.30 last night from my mum saying she'd had people using that type of wording down the phone at her because she was my mother and today my staff members have called me with that type of abhorrent abuse, it is absolutely not on."

Mr Bailey asked Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg for a debate on the standards of conduct in the chamber, adding: "The language we use impacts people beyond us."

He suggested Ms Rayner should appear before MPs to apologise to them and "perhaps to my mum as well".

Mr Rees-Mogg told Mr Bailey: "He is right to say this.

"Can I say his mother should be so enormously proud of him to be a member of this House.

"There is no greater service than you can give to your fellow Britons than by being a Member of Parliament.

"It is the highest honour one can have and the greatest service one can do. I'm sure his mother was aware of that before I said it. But I hope he will ensure she does know this is the high position he holds and one of honourability."

Mr Rees-Mogg reminded MPs of the guide to parliamentary practice, noting: "Good temper and moderation are the characteristics of parliamentary language.

"Inevitably, in discussing heated political matters, people state their case forcefully but they must do so politely."