Clause 12 - Short title

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:03 pm on 22 September 2021.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)

New clause 2 seeks to requires providers to take steps to ensure that student unions have sufficient resource to carry out their duties—

Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

Order. We are discussing clause 12.

Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Shadow Minister (Education)

I have a minor point relating to the title. It appears pretty straightforward, but there seems to be a variance in how it is listed. The Education Act 1986 included further and higher education. Perhaps it should be the further and higher education (freedom of speech) Bill. Is that something that the Minister would consider?

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 12 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.