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Diversity and inclusion

The House of Commons passes laws relating to equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe that we should lead the way in implementing these laws, including in our recruitment and selection.
We are committed to making the House an inclusive and accessible place and to attracting people who may not have considered working here before.  We want the people who work here to reflect society as a whole. We work hard to embed diversity in the way we treat our staff, customers and suppliers. 

Our diversity and inclusion strategy includes:


– Thriving workplace equality networks

Supporting LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual and questioning) staff

Raising awareness of disability issues, and progressing disability equality objectives

Focusing on the key gender equality issues affecting staff across Parliament

Increasing awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage issues in Parliament

– Diversity training for staff and managers, including mandatory training

– Regular equality impact assessments and training.

- Annual Diversity and Inclusion awards

– Facilities for prayer and contemplation

– Partnerships with:

The lesbian, gay and bisexual charity.

Building disability-smart organisations.

An organisation created to help employers develop an inclusive workplace.

Where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.

The diversity and inclusion scheme is part of a strategy to help everyone understand our rights and responsibilities and to take forward the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. Click on the links below to read more: