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Ministers: Harassment

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL343, tabled on 23 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect ministers from abuse and intimidation when leaving the Parliamentary Estate.

Answered on

4 November 2019

The Government deplores the inexcusable intimidation and abuse of ministers and MPs in public life; nobody should have to suffer abuse and intimidation simply for doing their job.

It is a wide-ranging and complex issue to tackle - it cannot be achieved through one action alone and the Government is working with the police, political parties, Parliament’s security teams, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), the electoral community, civil society groups and other organisations.

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Cabinet Office