This week, MPs debated changes to the internal complaints scheme that has been developed in Parliament. The Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) was created to challenge a pervasive culture of bullying and harassment in Parliament three years ago.
It has made amazing progress in this time – but of course there are still improvements to be made. I wanted to use my time to raise the importance of addressing racism, to make sure people of diverse backgrounds feel welcome in their workplace.
You can watch my speech in full here, read it here, or view a clip in my tweet below.
It's never easy to speak up about our experiences of harassment… but sometimes it's the only way changes are made. #ICGSDebate pic.twitter.com/ZmzAOO2aBG
— Janet Daby MP (@JanetDaby) April 29, 2021