||<p>As the Prime Minister has said before, everyone working in Parliament deserves
to be treated with dignity and respect. This inquiry has brought to light behaviour
which is unacceptable, and it is incumbent on the House of Lords to take swift action.
It is important that the House now carefully considers the concerns raised in this
important report, and responds to its recommendations.</p><p>It is primarily for Parliament,
rather than Government, to consider how best to respond to Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations.
The House of Lords Commission met on Wednesday 17 July in order to plan its response
to the recommendations. Every member of the Commission committed to complete the Valuing
Everyone training course, and the leaders of the political groupings committed their
front bench to do the same. The Commission agreed the establishment of a Steering
Group of staff, members and others to embark on the process of moving forward with
Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations, and the new Conduct Committee will examine
those which relate to the Code of Conduct.</p>