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MPs should be given mandatory training in appropriate behaviour in the workplace, consent training and unconscious bias, according to a cross-party parliamentary committee.
The proposal, which would start after the next election, comes in the wake of revelations about sexual harassment in Westminster.
The committee, chaired by Andrea Leadsom, recommended that MPs found to have bullied or harassed staff could be suspended or forced to face a public vote on their future in the most serious cases. Currently disciplinary procedures are handled by the separate political parties.
A trained sexual violence adviser will be appointed to handle complaints and will attempt to find an informal resolution. Those making allegations will be provided with support.
In more serious cases, the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner would investigate and recommend the suspension of an MP or peer for a specified period.