Urgent Question on sexual harassment in Parliament: 30 October 2017

30 October 2017

The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, responded to an Urgent Question from Harriet Harman on plans to tackle sexual harassment in Parliament.

Andrea Leadsom outlined plans to strengthen the existing helpline provision with a support team along with the establishment of a mediation service, a code of conduct and a grievance procedure.

Harriet Harman asked further questions on complainant anonymity and the importance of independent adjudication.

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