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Machinery of Government Change: Boycotts, Disinvestments and Sanctions

Volume 704: debated on Thursday 2 December 2021

I am making this statement to bring to the House’s attention the following machinery of government change.

The Government have committed to legislation to ban public bodies from imposing their own direct or indirect boycotts, disinvestment or sanctions campaigns against foreign countries. Responsibility for this will transfer from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. This change will take effect on 8 December 2021.