MPs say plans to tackle Westminster sex assault claims ‘too vague’
Campaigners warn it could be months before proposals are finalised, which could leave party whips with too much power
Proposals to tackle sexual harassment and assault in Westminster have been criticised by campaigners and MPs for being “too vague” and leaving “too much power” with the party whips.
A leaked copy of the proposals, put together by a cross-party working group set up to formulate a new process for sexual harassment complaints, has left campaigners and experts disappointed.
The Guardian understands that the publication of the final report has been delayed because the working group has not yet agreed to its findings, with reports suggesting the Labour party has been unwilling to sign up to certain elements.