Whistleblowing APPG

First Registered: 29/08/2018 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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Whistleblowers are a vital element of a transparent society. In 1998 the Public Interest Disclosure Act was introduced to protect employees who speak out. In the face of many recent scandals the APPG is looking at the effectiveness of this legislation and how it might be improved.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Whistleblowing

1. Ministry of Justice: Whistleblowing policy and procedures
18/09/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: Guidance Ministry of Justice: Whistleblowing policy and procedures This policy aims

2. Whistleblowing report 2019-20
29/09/2020 - Regulator of Social Housing (RSH)
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Found: Transparency data Whistleblowing report 2019-20 Whistleblowing disclosures received by the

3. Whistleblowing: annual reports
01/10/2019 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: Whistleblowing: annual reports - GOV.UK

4. Whistleblowing and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (c.23)
15/07/2020 - Home Office
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Found: Detention Services Order 03/2020 Whistleblowing ΠThe Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (c.23)

5. Whistleblowing disclosures made to the Charity Commission for England and Wales 2019 to 2020
30/09/2020 - The Charity Commission (Charity Commission)
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Found: Transparency data Whistleblowing disclosures made to the Charity Commission for

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Recent Speeches related to Whistleblowing

1. Office of the Whistleblower Bill [HL]
25/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Conservative MP and first chair of the APPG for Whistleblowing:“Whistleblowers are the first line of - Speech Link
2: pocket and many of them without work. Their whistleblowing has harmed their employment and their future - Speech Link
3: a clear need to reform the way we deal with whistleblowing and I strongly support the reasonable and reasoned - Speech Link

2. Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill
25/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: listened to, lives could have been saved.Whistleblowing is an issue in many sectors, including financial - Speech Link
2: Bill is to protect employees who engage in whistleblowing, many of whom find themselves dismissed, albeit - Speech Link
3: function. This is not a party political issue; whistleblowing exists in every sector, in every nation. We - Speech Link

3. Jonathan Taylor: SBM Offshore
09/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: evidence that the arrest is linked to Mr Taylor’s whistleblowing on corruption at SBM Offshore. However, Mr - Speech Link
2: evidence that Mr Taylor’s arrest is linked to his whistleblowing activities or that due process is not being - Speech Link
3: evidence that Mr Taylor’s arrest is linked to his whistleblowing activities or that due process is not being - Speech Link
4: evidence that Mr Taylor’s arrest is linked to his whistleblowing activities or that due process is not being - Speech Link

4. Whistleblowing
03/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: this House calls for a fundamental review of whistleblowing regulation to provide proper protection for - Speech Link
2: this House calls for a fundamental review of whistleblowing regulation to provide proper protection for - Speech Link
3: I have both worked on the general issue of whistleblowing. I pay tribute to his leadership on the matter - Speech Link

5. Jonathan Taylor: SBM Offshore
10/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: evidence that the arrest is linked to Mr Taylor’s whistleblowing on corruption at SBM Offshore. However, Mr - Speech Link
2: evidence that Mr Taylor’s arrest is linked to his whistleblowing activities or that due process is not being - Speech Link
3: evidence that Mr Taylor’s arrest is linked to his whistleblowing activities or that due process is not being - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Whistleblowing
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11 Current APPG Officers
Philip Davies Portrait
Philip Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shipley
Joined: 20th May 2020
Lord Cromwell Portrait
Lord Cromwell
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lord Sharkey Portrait
Lord Sharkey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Neale Hanvey Portrait
Neale Hanvey
Vice Chair
Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lord Triesman Portrait
Lord Triesman
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 14th July 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mary Robinson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8091.

Email: mary.robinson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Georgina Halford-Hall, WhistleblowersUK, Broadhurst, Gurney Slade, Somerset BA3 4TT

Email: HallfordHallG@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

WhistleblowersUK acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.wbuk.org/

Group's Website:

https://www.appgwhistleblowing.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2021
Source
WhistleblowersUK
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2021 To : 24/02/2022
Value
£21,001
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
WhistleblowersUK
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£21,001
Date
10 Jul 2019
Source
WhistleblowersUK
Description
WhistleblowersUK is part funded by Constantine Cannon LLP to act as the group's secretariat   From : 10/07/2019 To : 09/07/2020
Value
£21,001
Date
10 Jul 2018
Source
WhistleblowersUK
Description
WhistleblowersUK is paid by Constantine Cannon LLP to act as the group's secretariat   From : 10/07/2018 To : 09/07/2019
Value
£13,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Whistleblowing APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mike Amesbury Portrait
Mike Amesbury
Vice Chair
Labour - Weaver Vale
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Scott Mann Portrait
Scott Mann
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Cornwall
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Vaping
Stephen Kerr Portrait
Stephen Kerr
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Duguid Portrait
David Duguid
Vice Chair
Conservative - Banff and Buchan
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Anneliese Dodds Portrait
Anneliese Dodds
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Oxford East
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Norman Lamb Portrait
Norman Lamb
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for North Norfolk
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Mitchell Portrait
Andrew Mitchell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Sutton Coldfield
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019