Two senior staff members at the B.C. Legislature have been suspended while the RCMP conduct an investigation.

Clerk of the House, Craig James and Sergeant-at-Arms, Gary Lenz were escorted out of the building after question period yesterday (Tues).

B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says the men were suspended after a unanimous vote in the legislature.

The nature of the investigation has not been released.

The sergeant-at-arms ensures the house and its members are protected during sessions, while the legislative clerk helps direct and administer the legislative assembly.