Freedom of Expression

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill the Home Secretary will have the power to define what is and what is not acceptable speech in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill will not give the Home Secretary the power to define what is or is not acceptable speech in the UK.

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