The Committee welcomes the steps announced by the Leader of the House to put in place independent processes for dealing with allegations of bullying and harassment. We are particularly pleased that the lay members of the House of Commons Standards Committee will have a greater voice in individual cases involving an MP. The 6-month review will be a welcome opportunity to see how this works in practice, and to review the findings of the independent inquiries.
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