Sexual harassment and sexist behaviour



The report of the Joint Working Group on sexual harassment and sexist behaviour was referred to the Committee by the SPCB. The Committee will consider the Joint Working Group’s recommendations and the need for any changes to the Code of Conduct. 


The Committee is considering the following themes based upon the recommendations emerging from the JWG’s report: 

  • The Role of the SPPA Committee;
  • Anonymity and confidentiality;
  • Excluded complaints and Treatment of Members’ own staff;
  • MSPs’ responsibility for the conduct of their own staff;
  • Right to make representations; and
  • The procedure for considering older complaints.

The Committee wrote (208KB pdf) to all MSPs seeking their views on proposals to revise the Code of Conduct to give effect to the recommendations made by the JWG in its report.


for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 6924 or by e-mail at: [email protected] 

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