Lawmakers Who Refused Anti-Harassment Training Banned from UK Parliament Facilities

Lawmakers Who Refused Anti-Harassment Training Banned from UK Parliament Facilities


Two members of the House of Lords in their eighties have been banned from parliament’s bars, restaurants, and the library for refusing to undertake reeducation on sexual harassment and bullying.

On Tuesday, members of the upper house voted by 315 to 86 to ban hereditary Peer Lord Willoughby de Broke, 82, and Lord Kalms, 89, formerly the chairman of Dixons Retail, from the facilities because they had refused the much-criticised “Valuing Everyone” training.

A House of Lords spokesman told The Times that the very senior public servants would “have their access to services of the House restricted to minimise their contact with staff following their refusal to take part in Valuing Everyone training”.

While the Lords Conduct Committee had earlier this month said there was “no suggestion” the men had “behaved inappropriately” with staff, Valuing Everyone training was made mandatory for Lords last year, and the committee said

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