Tasmina Ahmed-SheikhMain Page: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)
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The right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake), representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
3. What progress the Commission has made on making Parliament more family-friendly. (904589)
The Commission is committed to making the House family-friendly to the extent to which that rests within its remit. It is for the House itself to decide on, for instance, sitting hours and the annual parliamentary calendar, which I understand the Procedure Committee is to address shortly. The Commission’s diversity and inclusion strategy builds on earlier initiatives such as the opening of the House of Commons nursery in 2010. The recently introduced formalisation of flexitime for staff offers one example of family-friendly policies in action.