Oral Answers to Questions — Law of Defamation.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Donald Somervell Mr Donald Somervell , Crewe

The Government are not prepared to introduce legislation to deal with one particular aspect of the law of defamation. My hon. Friend will be aware that a committee was established shortly before the war under the Chairmanship of Lord Porter to inquire into the law of defamation as a whole, and that this committee was compelled to suspend further operations during the progress of the war.