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Statement from the House of Commons Commission on the Gender-Sensitive Parliament Audit

20 December 2018

The House of Commons Commission has today, Thursday 20 December 2018, issued a statement on the UK Gender-Sensitive Parliament Audit.

The audit was carried out by members and staff of both Houses of Parliament.

The House of Commons Commission issued the following statement in response to the report:

"We welcome the UK Gender-Sensitive Parliament Audit report, which has been published today, and its finding that steady progress has been made in increasing the representation of women in both Houses of Parliament.

We are firmly committed to ensuring that Parliament represents the people of the UK to the best of its ability, and this self-assessment offers insight into how we are doing, and what more we can do, in terms of gender. The Gender-Sensitive Parliament Audit Panel has made a number of recommendations about how we can build on our successes and tackle the barriers that remain for women who wish to enter or remain in Parliament, as members, or as staff of the two Houses."

Please click here to read the full news item on Women in Parliament.

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