Freedom of Expression: Expenditure

Home Office written question – answered on 7th February 2020.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent from the public purse to promote freedom of speech in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, and (d) 2018.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental values on which our society is based and in this country we have a long history of defending the right to free speech. We have not directly spent any public money on promoting free speech since 2015 and do not hold this information as a department.

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