Disclosure of Information

Justice written question – answered on 24th April 2013.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the legal protection afforded to whistleblowers who disclose information relating to the use of public funds.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Government have made no specific consideration of the protection afforded to those who make disclosures about the use of public funds. The Government believe whistleblowing protections are working well overall and in keeping with a recent commitment, will shortly be issuing a call for evidence to establish if there is a case for making changes further to the ones already included in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.

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