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  • Writer's pictureJoe Styles

Summary of the Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to provide protections for whistleblowers; to create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of whistleblowing cases; to establish an independent body to protect whistleblowers and whistleblowing, in accordance with the public interest; to make provision for that body to set, monitor and enforce standards for the management of whistleblowing cases, to provide disclosure and advice services, to direct whistleblowing investigations and to order redress of detriment suffered by whistleblowers; to repeal the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; and for connected purposes.

This is a Private Members' Bill and was presented to Parliament on Wednesday 5 February 2020 through the ballot procedure.

If you would like to know more about the Bill, please contact its sponsor, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, for more information.

The next stage for this Bill, Second reading, is scheduled to take place on Friday 25 September2020.

Click here to see the proposed Bill:



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