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Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

Part of House of Commons Commission – in the House of Commons on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

I do not believe that the Commission is making good progress. It has been a year since the Dame Laura Cox report came out, and historical cases were finally reopened only last week. Recommendation 3 makes it clear that there must be an entirely independent process for investigating complaints of bullying and harassment in which Members of Parliament do not take part. It has been a year; it has gone on too long. Does the right hon. Gentleman understand how important it is for staff to have confidence in the system and know that Members of Parliament are not involved in judging their peers?