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Defamation Bill [HL] 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 003 - 2010-11 (as introduced on 26 May 2010) | PDF version, 137KB 27.05.2010

Latest news on the Defamation Bill [HL] 2010-12

During second reading of the Bill on 9 July, a wide-ranging discussion took place on issues including freedom of the Press and Media, and Parliamentary Privilege.

The 2010-12 session of parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Defamation Bill [HL] 2010-12

Amend the law of defamation; and for connected purposes.

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