Whistleblowing Bill 2023-24


establish an independent Office of the Whistleblower to protect whistleblowers and whistleblowing in accordance with the public interest; to make provision for the Office of the Whistleblower 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 create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of whistleblowing cases; to repeal the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Whistleblowing Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Mary Robinson.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 24 January 2024 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Mary Robinson), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Presentation Bill can be tabled by any MP after the fifth Wednesday of the Session. There is no limit to the number of Presentation Bills an individual MP may table.

So is this going to become a law?

Presentation Bills are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page

Next Event: Friday 19th April 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 32
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

Last Event: Wednesday 24th January 2024 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

19th April 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
31st January 2024
Bill
Bill 151 2023-24 (as introduced)
24th January 2024
1st reading (Commons)