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Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsor:
Dr Philippa Whitford

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 1st reading: House of Commons 1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) | 05.02.2020

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 24.04.2020

Latest Bill

This Bill is being prepared for publication.

Latest news on the Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21

The next stage for this Bill, Second reading, is scheduled to take place on Friday 24 April 2020.

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

If the text of the Bill is not yet available, please contact its sponsor, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, for more information.

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.

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