Former RBS chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin has taken out a super-injunction barring the publication of any information about him.
An MP revealed under parliamentary privilege the injunction even prohibits media outlets from referring to him as a banker.
John Hemming said: “In a secret hearing this week Fred Goodwin has obtained a super-injunction preventing him being identified as a banker.
“Will the government have a debate or a statement on freedom of speech and whether there’s one rule for the rich like Fred Goodwin and one rule for the poor?”
Super-injunctions are increasingly used by high-profile individuals, as well as companies, to protect their privacy.
Parliamentary privilege protects lawmakers from prosecution over comments they make during parliamentary proceedings.