7 March 2022
Dunne supports whistleblowing protection in Economic Crime Bill debate

During the emergency legislation being introduced into law to facilitate sanctions on Putin’s cronies, Philip Dunne supports the need to protect whistleblowers, as we have already seen on the streets of Salisbury that the risks from the Russian state can be fatal for those who blow the whistle.

Philip Dunne (Ludlow) (Con)

My hon. Friend—by the way, I support enormously what he has been saying about the banking frauds—is making a very important point in relation to whistleblowers in a domestic context. In this context, we are talking about sanctions against people who potentially undermine the law of this country, as we saw in Salisbury, by taking action into their own hands against whistleblowers—trying to take them out. It is entirely appropriate to defend the personal safety of people who undertake whistleblowing.

Kevin Hollinrake 

I am grateful for my right hon. Friend’s support.