Theresa May has offered talks with John Bercow to discuss an overhaul of disciplinary procedures in the House of Commons.
This comes in the wake of a number of sexual harassment allegations made against a list of 13 MPs, which has reportedly been circulating in Westminster.
The Guido Fawkes website claims Conservative aides had compiled a spreadsheet of 30 MPs – including 20 ministers – with corresponding accusations of inappropriate behaviour.
While the Conservative Party has declined to comment, the Prime Minister has ordered a Cabinet Office Inquiry into reported actions of International Trade Minister Mark Garnier, who allegedly asked his secretary to buy sex toys and used innapropriate language towards her.
In a letter to the House of Commons Speaker, Theresa May wrote the situation couldn’t be tolerated any longer, insisting it was vital both the public and staff have confidence in Parliament.
She implored Bercow and his office to assist her in ensuring the reputation of Parliament wasn’t damaged by more allegations of impropriety.