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Party leaders agree to new safeguards.

THERESA May, Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders have agreed to introduce new safeguards for parliamentary staff as Westminster continues to be plagued by sleaze allegations.

The Prime Minister said party leaders agreed at a meeting in Parliament to introduce a new grievance procedure and upgrade an existing complaints hotline to a face-to-face human resources service.

The latter will be introduced by the end of the month and the new grievance procedure should be in place in next year, Mrs May said.

Speaking after the meeting in her parliamentary office, Mrs May said: "Sadly, over recent days, we have seen a number of allegations about figures from across the political parties and it's important that those are investigated impartially and some have rightly been referred to the police.

"We need to do more to stop these abuses of power and I'm pleased that having convened this meeting of party leaders today we have agreed a way forward."

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at yesterday's meeting

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 7, 2017
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