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Role - Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion

The Speaker has convened the Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion to consider the independent Good Parliament report (PDF PDF 1.03 MB) produced by Professor Sarah Childs in 2016, with the aim of taking forward its recommendations to make Parliament "truly representative, transparent, accessible, accountable and effective in all its functions".

Drawing on external expertise where appropriate, and working closely with the Women and Equalities Committee, the Workplace Equality Networks and the Women in Parliament APPG, the Group's role is to:

  • Advise the Speaker on implementation of those recommendations falling within his remit; and
  • Liaise with and make suggestions to the House of Commons Commission and the domestic committees, the Procedure Committee, the House Authorities, and the political parties, regarding implementation of those recommendations falling within their respective remits.