Parliamentary unions reiterate their calls for MPs under investigation for sexual misconduct to be automatically excluded from the parliamentary domain.
In a letter to House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, unions said current rules mean MPs are "immune to normal labor standards " ".
For the moment, Members can only be suspended if other Members vote for it in the Chamber ofCom mons.
Sir Lindsay said staff safety was his "number one priority ".
In response to the letter from the unions, a spokesperson for the House of Commons said: "Gender harassment has no place in the House of Commons. We take the safety of our staff seriously.
He added that it There was an Independent Sexual Misconduct Advisor who offered both staff and Members of Parliament advice and support to those who "have experienced sexual misconduct / harassment in the parliamentary arena," in district offices or during parliamentary work ”.
In the letter - signeous by Prospect, FDA, GMB and Unite - unions said it was right to review the proposals, to exclude from parliamentary succession MPs who are under investigation for sexual misconduct or other serious misconduct which "could suggest a potential risk to staff ".
Currently, Members of Parliament do not automatically face a parliamentary ban if they are subject to 'an investigation, which allows them to access the estate and meet staff, visitors and other MPs face to face.
The unions argued that "in everything other employment context "an employer may suspend an employee " for serious allegation of misconduct ".
They added that parliamentary staff could be suspended if they do in the face of similar allegations.
"Maintain a system where, solely by virtue of the power they exercise as elected representatives, MPs are immune fromNormal labor standards are anachronistic at best, and at worst actively contribute to a toxic and unacceptable work culture, "said Prospect Assistant General Secretary Garry Graham.
" It's about time that parliament stop shouting 'constitution ' and get 's house in order. "
The unions said they were raising the issue as a result of " a series of business involving MPs "and the news that Wayne Couzens - who was convicted of murder - had briefly worked in the parliamentary field.
They said this would have "added to the concerns and to the concerns "of the staff.
The unions acknowledged that the responsibility to control the agents of Parliament rests with the police but added that the " question of who we allow to cross 'the threshold parliamentarianst essential to ensure the safety "of staff.
Responding to concerns that the suspension of MPs could lead to the loss of voter representation, the unions argued that the pandemic had shown MPs could always contribute virtually and vote using a proxy.