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Bill documents — Defamation Act 2013

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Defamation Act 2013 c.26 25.04.2013

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 165 - Lords Non-Insistence and Amendment in Lieu | PDF version, 74KB 24.04.2013
Lords HL Bill 96 - Commons Disagreements and Reasons | PDF version, 73KB 17.04.2013
Commons Bill 139 2012-13 - Lords Amendments as ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 25 February 2013 | PDF version, 88KB 26.02.2013
Lords HL Bill 84 2012-13 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 151KB 07.02.2013
Lords HL Bill 75 2012-13 (as amended in Grand Committee) | PDF version, 108KB 18.01.2013
Lords HL Bill 41 2012-13 (as brought from the Commons) | PDF version, 110KB 24.09.2012
Commons Bill 51 2012-2013 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 113KB 27.06.2012
Commons Bill 5 2012-2013 (as introduced) | PDF version, 112KB 10.05.2012

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 139 EN 2012-13 | PDF version, 218KB 26.02.2013
Lords HL Bill 41 EN 2012-13 | PDF version, 287KB 24.09.2012
Commons Bill 5 EN 2012-2013 (Explanatory Notes to the Bill) | PDF version 10.05.2012

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 24 April 2013 | PDF version, 90KB 24.04.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Motions and Amendments to be moved on Consideration of Commons Disagreements and Reasons as at 22 April 2013 23.04.2013
Lords Motions and Amendments to be moved on Consideration of Commons Reasons as at 19 April 2013 22.04.2013
Lords Motion to be moved on Consideration of Commons Reasons as at 18 April 2013 19.04.2013
Lords Motion to be moved on Consideration of Commons Reasons as at 17 April 2013 18.04.2013
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 April 2013 | PDF version, 104KB 16.04.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 April 2013 | PDF version, 20KB 15.04.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 10 April 2013 | PDF version, 89KB 11.04.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading as at 22 February 2013 23.02.2013
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading as at 19 February 2013 20.02.2013
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 4 February 2013 05.02.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 1 February 2013 04.02.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 31 January 2013 01.02.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 30 January 2013 31.01.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 29 January 2013 30.01.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 21 January 2013 22.01.2013
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 15 January 2013 16.01.2013
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 11 January 2013 14.01.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] as at 10 January 2013 11.01.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] as at 18 December 2012 19.12.2012
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 17 December 2012 18.12.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List) as at 14 December 2012 17.12.2012
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 13 December 2012 14.12.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 12 December 2012 13.12.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 11 December 2012 12.12.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 10 December 2012 11.12.2012
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 12 September 2012 | PDF version, 129KB 12.09.2012
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 10 September 2012 | PDF version, 132KB 11.09.2012
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 6 September 2012 | PDF version, 80KB 07.09.2012
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 June 2012 | PDF version, 133KB 26.06.2012
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 21 June 2012 | PDF version, 105KB 22.06.2012
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 June 2012 | PDF version, 134KB 21.06.2012
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 June 2012 | PDF version, 108KB 19.06.2012
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 15 June 2012 | PDF version, 133KB 18.06.2012
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 14 June 2012 | PDF version, 96KB 15.06.2012
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 13 June 2012 | PDF version, 96KB 14.06.2012

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 24 April 2013 | PDF version, 91KB 25.04.2013
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 April 2013 | PDF version, 100KB 17.04.2013
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 September 2012 | PDF version, 129KB 13.09.2012
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 June 2012 | PDF version, 132KB 27.06.2012
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 June 2012 | PDF version, 102KB 22.06.2012
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 June 2012 | PDF version, 104KB 20.06.2012

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Committee Stage Report 03.09.2012
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 28.05.2012

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF) 12.09.2012
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 57KB) 25.06.2012
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 57KB) 21.06.2012
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 58KB) 19.06.2012

Compare versions of Bills: Commons

The latest illustrative versions of the Bill, showing changes made in a Public Bill Committee in the House of Commons

House Compare versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons A version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 120KB) 27.06.2012

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment (PDF, 437KB) 01.04.2012

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