House of Commons: Dismissal

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 19th January 2022.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Conservative, Basingstoke

To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's policy is on the use of non-disclosure agreements as part of employment severance agreements.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Administration Committee, Chair, Administration Committee

The House of Commons does not include a non-disclosure clause as standard in severance (settlement) agreements with employees. The House hasn’t included them as standard since 2015, and has not used any since 2018, but there is not a blanket policy in place preventing the House from using one in appropriate circumstances.

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