Ministers questioned on free speech in universities

07 February 2018

The Joint Committee on Human Rights questions Ben Wallace MP and Sam Gyimah MP on freedom of speech in universities.

The session will cover:

  • What is the basis for Government concern?
  • Does the Prevent duty interfere with free speech in universities?
  • Should the Charity Commission regulate student unions?


Wednesday 7 February 2018, Committee room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.15pm

  • Rt Hon Ben Wallace, Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime
  • Mr Sam Gyimah, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.

At 5pm

  • Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
  • Joanne Midgley, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience, University of the West England, Bristol

Audio conference

  • Jonathan Wallcroft, Vice President
  • Brandon Gage, and Francesca Smith, Politics and International Relations Society, University of the West of England, Bristol

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