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Statement by House of Commons Commission

29 April 2020

Commission statement: Independent complaints process

On Monday 27 April the House of Commons Commission approved plans to establish a new Independent Expert Panel, to ensure that complaints relating to bullying and harassment in the House of Commons are determined entirely independently of MPs. This was one of Dame Laura Cox’s key recommendations in her report.

The proposals, which were drawn up after an extensive consultation process, will need to be considered in the Chamber of the House of Commons. And, if approved by the House, this will see the recruitment of an Independent Chair and seven expert panel members, none of whom will be MPs.

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