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Lords debates freedom of speech

13 December 2021

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The House of Lords debated contemporary challenges to freedom of speech, and the role of public, private and civil society sectors in its upholding, on Friday 10 December.


The Archbishop of Canterbury put forward the debate. 

Members speaking  

Members speaking included:  

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government. 

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Watch and read the debat

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript

Explore background information 

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing. 

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government

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