On Monday 20 May, the Commons Commission agreed a proposal for the handling of non-recent conduct complaints relating to members of the House of Commons or the House Service. Before being put to the House, this proposal is now open for public consultation until Friday 14 June.
The proposal is to extend the application of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme to enable complaints to be brought where the conduct complained of took place before June 2017.
Up until now, the ICGS has been available to all those who make up the parliamentary community. The proposal will also enable complaints to be brought by or about individuals who are no longer part of the Parliamentary community, provided that they were members of the community at the time of the events complained of, when they involved members of the Commons or the House Service.
Ensuring the system of dealing with non-recent cases is trusted by all is a crucial step in changing Parliament's culture for good, and so we are eager to hear from a diverse range of voices and views before the proposal is taken to the House.
We ask that responses are sent to the ICGS team by Friday 14 June.
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: ICGS, 1st Floor Richmond House, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA