He said: “Every taxpayer has a direct public interest in the events leading up to the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland, so how can it be right for a super-injunction to hide the alleged relationship between Sir Fred Goodwin and a senior colleague?
“If true, it would be a serious breach of corporate governance and not even the Financial Services Authority would be allowed to know about it.”
Justice minister Lord McNally replied: “I do not think it is proper for me, from this dispatch box, to comment on individual cases, some of which are before the courts.”
The peer raised the issue at question time in place of Lib Dem former Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, who had been down to ask a question on the subject and has previously called for details of Sir Fred’s super-injunction to be made public.
In March Lib Dem MP John Hemming used parliamentary privilege to reveal that Sir Fred, chief executive of the RBS before it was nationalised, had taken out a super-injunction, although he did not reveal any details.