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Independent Press Council Bill [HL] 2012-13

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
Commons Bill 69 2012-2013, as introduced | PDF version, 78KB 12.12.2012

Latest news on the Independent Press Council Bill [HL] 2012-13

First reading took place on 11 December. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

Summary of the Independent Press Council Bill [HL] 2012-13

A Bill to provide the framework for the appointment and functions of a Press Council to act independently and in the public interest to promote and protect freedom of expression, including freedom of the press, in communicating information and opinions to the public, to encourage and maintain professional standards and practices, and to provide redress for victims of professional misconduct; and for connected purposes.

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