Martyn’s Law Included in the King’s Speech – to become law in 2024

Martyn’s Law, proposed by Figen Murray OBE, the mother of  Manchester Arena attack victim Martyn Hett, is set to become law after being included in this year’s King’s Speech.

The legislation aims to require public venues with a capacity of more than 100 people to implement training and security measures to combat terrorism or face sanctions.

This important bill was mentioned among 21 others in the 2023 King’s Speech, which outlines the government’s legislative plans for the coming year.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had promised to pass Martyn’s Law in a phone call to Figen Murray on her son’s birthday in December 2022. Figen has worked tirelessly advocating for this law to prevent other families from experiencing the devastating effects of terror attacks.

Commenting on the proposed legislation Westminster’s Head of Sales, Lorraine Hellend, stated:

“Westminster stated in March 2023 they were proud to have supported Figen’s drive for this much needed legislation, including sponsoring of her highly sought after Dissertation on Counter Terrorism and Protect Duty Legislation in 2022.

“We have already assisted a number of organisation improve their security ahead of this legislation and will continue to work in close alliance with a number of stakeholders for Martyn’s Law, including public figures, magazines, industry experts and the police in readiness for the forthcoming legislation.

“Westminster can not only provide support and consultancy to assist venues understand the requirements but can provide all the equipment, training and support services required.”

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