Three Conservative cabinet ministers have reportedly been charged with sexual harassment after reporting to parliament’s observer body.
According to The Sunday Times, the two Labor cabinet ministers were also sent to the Independent Complaints Scheme (ICGS), which deals with complaints against MPs.
A total of 56 deputies were reported to the ICGS, with allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to allegations that one of the deputies “bribed a staff member for sexual gain.”
The ICGS was established in 2018. It has a hotline that allows those working in Westminster, including MPs, to file complaints or receive advice.
Last year, the organization’s annual report said its services were used by people who said they were members of parliament.
The allegations against ICGS are private և confidential, meaning that political parties are not informed about who was reported.
The FDA, which represents civil servants, has warned that more needs to be done to end harassment in parliament.
Secretary-General Dave Penmen said: “Parliamentary authorities should address the root causes of intimidation and harassment, not simply rely on a coercive mechanism that protects only those who can file complaints.”
The government spokesman said. “We take all allegations of this nature incredibly seriously. We will encourage all those who have any charges to appear before the relevant authorities.”
Downing Street և Labor said it was unable to comment.
The Sunday Times report came after Imran Khan resigned as Wakefield MP after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage boy before being elected to the Conservative Party.
At the same time, David Warberton took out his whip after appearing in a photo of the MP next to the white lines.
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