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|
|Defamation Act 2013 c.26||25.04.2013|
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.
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons
Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons
|House||Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons||Date|
|A version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 120KB)||27.06.2012|
Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|Bill 139 EN 2012-13 | PDF version, 218KB||26.02.2013|
|HL Bill 41 EN 2012-13 | PDF version, 287KB||24.09.2012|
|Bill 5 EN 2012-2013 (Explanatory Notes to the Bill) | PDF version||10.05.2012|
Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.
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|
|Consideration on Report (PDF)||12.09.2012|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 57KB)||25.06.2012|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 57KB)||21.06.2012|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 58KB)||19.06.2012|
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considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.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|
|Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 24 April 2013 | PDF version, 91KB||25.04.2013|
|Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 April 2013 | PDF version, 100KB||17.04.2013|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 September 2012 | PDF version, 129KB||13.09.2012|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 June 2012 | PDF version, 132KB||27.06.2012|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 June 2012 | PDF version, 102KB||22.06.2012|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 June 2012 | PDF version, 104KB||20.06.2012|
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.
|Committee Stage Report||03.09.2012|
|Briefing Paper on Second Reading||28.05.2012|
Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.
|Associated Memoranda - consolidated pdf version (PDF)||10.07.2012|
|Associated Memorandum submitted by Hardeep Singh (Sahota)||27.06.2012|
|Associated Memorandum submitted by Elaine Decoulos||27.06.2012|
|Associated Memorandum submitted by the Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland Ltd||26.06.2012|
|Associated Memorandum submitted by Celia M. Bibby||26.06.2012|
|Associated Memorandum submitted by the Pirate Party||22.06.2012|
List of related Impact Assessments
|Impact Assessment (PDF, 437KB)||01.04.2012|
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