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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:50 pm on 3rd July 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) 6:50 pm, 3rd July 2019

This has been a remarkably well informed debate, and it is striking that a complete unanimity of view has been presented to the Minister that the law at the moment is not adequate; it is not, in her words, “proportionate”, I am afraid. We hope very much that we will convince her; I am pleased that she has agreed to meet us, but we need modern legislation that adequately protects people who do the right thing, because we all rely on them to ensure that we have the best business practices in this country and the best and safest public services. We only get those standards if people speak out, and at the moment we do not give those who do the necessary protection in order to do so.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
calls for a fundamental review of whistleblowing regulation to provide proper protection for a broader range of people.