Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the Government’s White Paper setting out proposals to make the internet a safer place and calls on the Secretary of State to look at legal constraints to the idea that social media companies are responsible for the content on their website and also liase with the United States to identify commonality of purpose.
Iain Duncan Smith opposes using an emergency procedure to rush through a Bill to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 12th April; raising specific concerns about the precedent being set.
Iain Duncan Smith outlines his reasoning for backing the Withdrawal Agreement based on a change in the balance of risks, in particular a damaging and destructive extension that would mean we never leave the European Union.
Iain Duncan Smith leads a debate on modern slavery and specifically on the need for victim support and the lack of a clear pathway for victms to move from exploitation to recovery. He calls on the Government to support the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill which would put into law victims’ entitlement to support during the period of evidence gathering and introduce a statutory duty to provide victims with ongoing support and leave to remain for a period of up to 12 months.