|Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS)
||The Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme Delivery Report was published in July 2018. The Independent 6-month review of the Scheme, led by Alison Stanley, is underway.
|Dame Laura Cox DBE report: The Bullying and Harassment of House of Commons Staff
||Dame Laura Cox published the report of her independent inquiry into the nature and extent of bullying and harassment of House of Commons staff on 15 October 2018.
|Gemma White QC inquiry
||On 7 November 2018 it was announced that Gemma White QC had been appointed to conduct an inquiry into the harassment and bullying by members of MPs’ staff and others in the Commons not covered by the Cox Report. The inquiry is expected to report in the spring of 2019.
|Working group on independence of complaints process
||An informal working group will examine and report on the Cox recommendation on independence of the process for determining complaints of bullying and harassment brought by staff against MP. The House of Commons Commission expects to be able to confirm and announce the membership shortly.
|Naomi Ellenbogen QC inquiry
||On 18 December 2018 Naomi Ellenbogen QC was appointed to carry out an independent inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords. The inquiry is underway.
|Implementing the ICGS in respect of House of Lords members and members’ staff
||The ICGS was extended to cover staff of the Lords Administration in November 2018. In respect of Lords members and Lords members’ staff, the Committee for Privileges and Conduct is expected shortly to bring recommendations to the House on integrating the ICGS with the Codes of Conduct and on the procedures for investigating breaches of the Codes.