Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places: Government response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2017–19

Women and Equalities Committee

The Women and Equalities Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office (GEO).

Current membership

Mrs Maria Miller MP (Conservative, Basingstoke) (Chair)

Tonia Antoniazzi MP (Labour, Gower)

Sarah Champion MP (Labour, Rotherham)

Angela Crawley MP (Scottish National Party, Lanark and Hamilton East)

Philip Davies MP (Conservative, Shipley)

Vicky Ford MP (Conservative, Chelmsford)

Eddie Hughes MP (Conservative, Walsall North)

Jess Phillips MP (Labour, Birmingham, Yardley)

Mr Gavin Shuker MP (Change UK - The Independent Group, Luton South)

Tulip Siddiq MP (Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn)

Anna Soubry MP (Change UK - The Independent Group, Broxtowe)

Rosie Duffield MP (Labour, Canterbury)

Kirstene Hair MP (Conservative, Angus)

Jared O’Mara MP (Independent, Sheffield, Hallam)

Teresa Pearce MP (Labour, Erith and Thamesmead) were members of the Committee during this inquiry.


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Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Jyoti Chandola (Clerk), Radhika Handa and Luanne Middleton (Second Clerks), Holly Dustin, Tansy Hutchinson, and Shai Jacobs (Committee Specialists), Renuka Rawlins (Inquiry Manager), Ellie Goodchild (Senior Committee Assistant), Mandy Sullivan (Committee Assistant), and Liz Parratt and Simon Horswell (Media Officers).


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Published: 8 May 2019