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Amended higher education free speech bill clears Commons

              

Proposed legislation will now make its way through scrutiny in the Lords

A controversial bill designed to protect free speech on university campuses will now be scrutinised in the House of Lords after completing its initial progress through the House of Commons.

The Freedom of Speech (Higher Education) Bill passed its Commons’ third reading and report stage on 13 June. It was amended to give the Office for Students increased powers to monitor the overseas funding received by universities and assess the extent to which any such donations are negatively impacting academic freedom.

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