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Bill stages — Defamation Act 2013

Dates for all stages of the passage of the Bill, including links to the debates.

Stage Date
1st reading: House of Commons 1st reading: House of Commons 10 May, 2012 10.05.2012
2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons 12 June, 2012 12.06.2012
Programme Motion: House of Commons Programme Motion: House of Commons 12 June, 2012 12.06.2012
Committee Debate - 1st sitting: House of Commons Committee Debate - 1st sitting: House of Commons 19 June, 2012 (1) (2) 19.06.2012
Committee Debate - 2nd sitting: House of Commons Committee Debate - 2nd sitting: House of Commons 19 June, 2012 (1) (2) 19.06.2012
Committee Debate - 3rd sitting: House of Commons Committee Debate - 3rd sitting: House of Commons 21 June, 2012 (1) (2) 21.06.2012
Committee Debate - 4th sitting: House of Commons Committee Debate - 4th sitting: House of Commons 26 June, 2012 (1) (2) 26.06.2012
Committee Debate - 5th sitting: House of Commons Committee Debate - 5th sitting: House of Commons 26 June, 2012 (1) (2) 26.06.2012
Report stage: House of Commons Report stage: House of Commons 12 September, 2012 12.09.2012
3rd reading: House of Commons 3rd reading: House of Commons 12 September, 2012 12.09.2012
1st reading: House of Lords 1st reading: House of Lords 8 October, 2012 08.10.2012
2nd reading: House of Lords 2nd reading: House of Lords 9 October, 2012 09.10.2012
Committee: 1st sitting: House of Lords Committee: 1st sitting: House of Lords 17 December, 2012 17.12.2012
Committee: 2nd sitting: House of Lords Committee: 2nd sitting: House of Lords 19 December, 2012 19.12.2012
Committee: 3rd sitting: House of Lords Committee: 3rd sitting: House of Lords 15 January, 2013 15.01.2013
Committee: 4th sitting: House of Lords Committee: 4th sitting: House of Lords 17 January, 2013 17.01.2013
Report stage: House of Lords Report stage: House of Lords 5 February, 2013 05.02.2013
3rd reading: House of Lords 3rd reading: House of Lords 25 February, 2013 25.02.2013
Programme motion (No.2): House of Commons Programme motion (No.2): House of Commons 16 April, 2013 16.04.2013
Ping Pong: House of Commons Ping Pong: House of Commons 16 April, 2013 16.04.2013
Ping Pong: House of Lords Ping Pong: House of Lords 23 April, 2013 23.04.2013
Ping Pong: House of Commons Ping Pong: House of Commons 24 April, 2013 24.04.2013
Royal Assent Royal Assent 25 April, 2013 25.04.2013

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