Whistleblowers - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 27 November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Howarth of Newport Lord Howarth of Newport Labour 2:44, 27 November 2017

My Lords, do the Government have plans to ban gagging clauses—the practice whereby individuals who are aware of failures or malpractice within an organisation are paid to leave on the basis that they keep quiet about what they know? Will the Government ban this practice of bribery and conspiracy of silence?