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Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2019-21

Last updated: 5 May 2021 at 16:46

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Long title

A Bill to provide protections for whistleblowers; to create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of whistleblowing cases; to establish an independent body to protect whistleblowers and whistleblowing, in accordance with the public interest; to make provision for that body to set, monitor and enforce standards for the management of whistleblowing cases, to provide disclosure and advice services, to direct whistleblowing investigations and to order redress of detriment suffered by whistleblowers; to repeal the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; and for connected purposes.


Dr Philippa Whitford
Scottish National Party
Central Ayrshire

Current version of the Bill

Bill 0021 2019-21 (as introduced)
15 July 2020

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
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2nd reading
Report stage
3rd reading
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2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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