New Clause 8 - Guidance on making a complaint

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 22 September 2021.

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“(1) Notwithstanding clause 11, this Act cannot come into force until the Secretary of State publishes guidance for students, university staff, and others setting out which complaint route each should pursue, through which regulatory bodies, and in which order, when making a complaint relating to freedom of speech.”—

This new clause would ensure that those engaging with universities knew which was the appropriate route to make complaints in the first instance, and how to escalate the process should that be necessary.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 28 Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill — New Clause 8 - Guidance on making a complaint

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 9 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

The Committee divided: Ayes 7, Noes 9.

Question accordingly negatived.