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House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defamation Bill 2012-13

Here you can browse the record of the public proceedings of the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defamation Act 2013.

Committee members and staff

Chairs: Mr Christopher Chope and Mr Dai Havard

21 Members

  • Tom Brake
  • Mr Jonathan Djanogly
  • Paul Farrelly
  • Robert Flello
  • Yvonne Fovargue
  • Helen Goodman
  • Mrs Helen Grant
  • Ben Gummer
  • Chris Heaton-Harris
  • Simon Hughes
  • Kwasi Kwarteng
  • Mr Denis MacShane
  • David Morris
  • Ian Paisley
  • Christopher Pincher
  • Mr Andy Slaughter
  • Anna Soubry
  • Karl Turner
  • Mr Shailesh Vara


Reports of Proceedings

Full transcripts of the Public Bill Committee meetings.

Proceeding Date
Committee Debate - 5th sitting | PDF version, 195KB 26.06.2012
Committee Debate - 4th sitting | PDF version, 166KB 26.06.2012
Committee Debate - 3rd sitting | PDF version, 191KB 21.06.2012
Committee Debate - 2nd sitting | PDF version, 188KB 19.06.2012
Committee Debate - 1st sitting | PDF version, 160KB 19.06.2012

Written evidence

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.

Written evidence Date
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

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