Bercow to set up helpline for staff 'harassed by MPs'

Formal warnings are to be given to MPs about sexual harassment of staff and proposition of researchers, the Sunday Times (£) reported.

According to the newspaper, an anonymous 24-hour helpline for victims will also be set up by Common Speaker John Bercow.

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow Credit: PA

The measures have been drawn up by the House of Commons commission, a committee of MPs chaired by Bercow.

After the next election, all new MPs will be given training in employment law and how to treat staff. They will also be given warnings about sexual harassment.