High heels and workplace dress codes Contents

Formal Minutes

Tuesday 10 January 2017

The Petitions and Women and Equalities Committees met concurrently, pursuant to Standing Order No. 137A.

Members present:

Petitions Committee

Martyn Day

Steve Double

Oliver Dowden

Ben Howlett

Helen Jones

David Mackintosh

Paul Scully

Women and Equalities Committee

Mrs Flick Drummond

Ben Howlett

Jess Phillips

Helen Jones was called to the Chair, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A (1) (d).

The Committees deliberated, in accordance with Standing Order No. 137A (1) (b).

Draft Report (High heels and workplace dress codes), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Chair’s draft Report be considered concurrently, in accordance with Standing Order No. 137A (1) (c).

Ordered, That the Chair’s draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 96 read and agreed to.

Summary agreed to.

Petitions Committee

The Women and Equalities Committee withdrew.

Helen Jones, in the Chair

Martin Day

Steve Double

Oliver Dowden

Ben Howlett

David Mackintosh

Paul Scully

Draft Report (High heels and workplace dress codes), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

A Paper was appended to the Report as Appendix 1.

Resolved, That the draft Report prepared by the Petitions and Women and Equalities Committees be the First Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A (2) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.

Women and Equalities Committee

The Petitions Committee withdrew.

Mrs Flick Drummond, in the Chair

Ben Howlett

Jess Phillips

In the absence of the Chair, Mrs Flick Drummond was called to the chair.

Draft Report (High heels and workplace dress codes), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

A Paper was appended to the Report as Appendix 1.

Resolved, That the draft Report prepared by the Petitions and Women and Equalities Committees be the Sixth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A (2) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That the Chair of the Petitions Committee make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.





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