Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 20 Medi 2021.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

[Judith Cummins in the Chair]

Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Llafur, Bradford South 3:30, 20 Medi 2021

Before we begin, I have a few announcements. I encourage Members to wear face coverings except when speaking or if they are exempt. That is in line with the Commission’s recommendations. Hansard colleagues would be extremely grateful if Members could email their speaking notes to hansardnotes@parliament.uk. Please remember to switch electronic devices to silent. Tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings. I also ask Members to declare any interests before we resume line-by-line consideration.

Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Shadow Minister (Education)

I wish to place on the record the fact that my wife works at a university.

Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Llafur, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

My partner works at the University of Hull on the degree apprenticeship programme.

Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

I am a trustee at the University of Bradford union. I have received payment from the University of Sussex to provide educational opportunities, and I have received money from the University and College Union.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Ceidwadwyr, North West Durham

I am vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for friends of Durham University