Clause 5. — (Justification.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Defamation (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th June 1952.

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Photo of Mr Lynn Ungoed-Thomas Mr Lynn Ungoed-Thomas , Leicester North East 12:00 am, 27th June 1952

No. "Charge" is a perfectly well recognised term of law. That is why it is used in the Bill. We are dealing not with the gist of the libel, but with separate charges.