I welcome this Bill which proposes stronger protections for free speech at universities and imposes a duty on higher education providers to take ‘reasonably practicable’ steps to ensure that freedom of speech within the law is protected for members, students, employees and visiting speakers.
This week’s Queen’s Speech set out a bold agenda to deliver on the vision to level up across our country, with an ambitious programme to unlock the pent up potential and talent lying within all our constituents as we emerge from the Covid19 pandemic.
As Vice-Chair of the APPG for SEND I would like to highlight the recent report ‘Forgotten. Left Behind. Overlooked’ outlining the experiences of young people with SEND and their educational transitions during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
I speak in this debate to represent the people of Hastings and Rye who hold Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal Family in great affection and respect.
Despite events in London over the weekend, I would like to thank our police forces throughout the country for all their hard work in carrying out their duties in a somewhat tricky balancing act at times, throughout the pandemic.