Army: Sexual Harassment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the results of the sexual harassment survey by the Army between March and April 2014; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he shared his review into bullying, discrimination and harassment in the Army with the Service Complaints Commissioner; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the 2014 review into bullying, discrimination and harassment in the Army; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The Chief of the General Staff has made maximising talent a priority and will be launching a change programme which aims to ensure that talent is able to thrive, regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. There are a number of pieces of work supporting this programme including the completion of a sexual harassment survey and the establishment of a team to conduct a study into bullying, harassment and discrimination within the Army. This study is under way and is due to report in the summer. The Army will be discussing the results and the way ahead with the Service Complaints Commissioner.

The Department is currently considering the sexual harassment survey results. I will write to the hon. Member with more information in due course.

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