Former Commons speaker Baroness Boothroid was reported last night facing an investigation by Congressional Ethics Watchdog for failing to attend the sexual harassment course.
The 91-year-old woman did not attend the training session because she had recovered from open heart surgery. This is required for peers, but not for MPs.
However, despite notifying the Standard Commissioner of her medical condition, she was told that formal investigations were still open to her actions, Sunday email report.
She is one of 60 colleagues, run by a controversial consultancy, called Valuing Everyone, who is facing an investigation into failure to attend a session. He also oversaw unconscious bias training in Congress.
In a communication shared with the newspaper, Lady Boothroid told Standard Watchdog: “The reason I couldn’t meet the requirements was my home in the countryside, leaving London from two consultants in early March 2020.
“I had [an] Aortic valve replacement followed by [a] Leak [the] Mitral valve. Respiratory consultants in particular claimed that I was in the countryside away from London. “
In her answer, the House of Lords Criteria Commissioner Lucy Scott Moncliff asked if the condition meant that Lady Boothroid could not attend the course online. Mrs. Boothroid said this was the case.
But the next day, Ms. Scott Moncrief announced that she would investigate Mrs. Boothroid.
Peer said Sunday email: “I am very happy to be trained when all this is done. You are too old to learn.”
Tory lawmaker Neil O’Brien told the newspaper: .. “