Freedom of Speech APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To provide a forum to promote and protect freedom of speech

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Recent Documents related to Freedom of Speech

1. Higher education: free speech and academic freedom
16/02/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: education: free speech and academic freedom Sets out proposals to strengthen freedom of speech and academic

2. Bill 012 EN 2021-22 - large print
12/05/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Bill 12ŒEN 58/2 HIGHER EDUCATION (FREEDOM OF SPEECH BILL) EXPLANATORY NOTES What these notes

3. Bill 012 EN 2021-22 - large print
12/05/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Bill 12ŒEN 58/2 HIGHER EDUCATION (FREEDOM OF SPEECH BILL) EXPLANATORY NOTES What these notes

4. Bill 012 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
12/05/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Bill 1258/2 Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill EXPLANATORY NOTESExplanatory notes to the Bill

5. Bill 012 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
12/05/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Bill 1258/2 Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill EXPLANATORY NOTESExplanatory notes to the Bill

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Freedom of Speech

1. Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (Eleventh sitting)
22/09/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1:  page 9, line 27, at end insert—“(e) A free speech complaint is not to be referred to the OfS under - Speech Link
2: reaching a decision as to the extent to which a free speech complaint is justified.Amendment 40, in - Speech Link
3: involved.”––[Official Report, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Public Bill Committee, 13 September 2021; - Speech Link

2. Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (Fifth sitting)
15/09/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: that are reasonably practicable to secure freedom of speech within the law to include any individual or - Speech Link
2: the Education (No. 2) Act 1986, where the freedom of speech duty applies to individuals and bodies involved - Speech Link
3: clause 1, page 1, line 10, after “speech” insert “and academic freedom”.This amendment would require - Speech Link

3. Freedom of Speech (Universities)
19/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: to place a duty on universities to promote freedom of speech; to make provision for fining universities - Speech Link

4. Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill
12/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee on Human Rights of Session 2017-19, Freedom of Speech in Universities, HC 589/ HL 111; Eighth Report - Speech Link
2: democracy is all about. In short, we take freedom of speech and open debate for granted. Nothing that - Speech Link
3: right hon. Gentleman. I agree totally about freedom of speech, which is one of the best things about this - Speech Link

5. Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (Fourth sitting)
13/09/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: Universities UK advisory group on free speech and academic freedom, and from Professor Jonathan Grant, professor - Speech Link
2: Professor Layzell first.Professor Layzell: Freedom of speech is a priority for the sector. It is an absolutely - Speech Link
3: and the requirement to positively promote freedom of speech that I do not think anybody in the sector - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Freedom of Speech
1. Universities: Freedom of Speech
asked by: Jonathan Lord
10/09/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to protect freedom of speech on university campuses.

2. Universities: Freedom of Speech
asked by: Viscount Waverley
29/06/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure freedom of speech in British universities.

3. Internet: Freedom of Speech
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
26/05/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to protect freedom of expression online.

4. Universities: Freedom of Speech
asked by: Chris Davies
17/12/2018
...What steps his Department is taking to support freedom of speech in universities.

5. Counter-terrorism: Freedom of Speech
asked by: Sarah Owen
12/07/2021
... (b) further education and (c) schools.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Adam Afriyie Portrait
Adam Afriyie
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Windsor
Joined: 4th November 2020
Graham Stringer Portrait
Graham Stringer
Vice Chair
Labour - Blackley and Broughton
Joined: 4th November 2020
Philip Davies Portrait
Philip Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shipley
Joined: 4th November 2020
Viscount Ridley Portrait
Viscount Ridley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 4th November 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Hong Kong , Humanist , Vaping
Baroness Cox Portrait
Baroness Cox
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Adam Afriyie MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8023.

Email: adam.afriyie.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Freedom of Speech APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Freedom of Speech APPG