Minority staff asked for security passes more in parliament, report finds

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House of Lords changes rules after warning BAME workers excluded from facilities for mostly-white peers

Parliament has been accused of operating a form of apartheid after a report found that minority ethnic staff were asked to show their security passes more often than white counterparts.

Black and minority ethnic staff who responded to a survey carried out last year also complained that historic parliamentary rules meant that they were not allowed to eat or drink in the same rooms or even use the same toilets as the mostly white members of the House of Lords.

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