Part 7A — Civil Law

Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 2:45 pm on 14th May 2014.

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Defamation Act 1996 (c.31)

34A Omit section 13 of the Defamation Act 1996 (which allows an individual litigant in defamation cases to waive the ban in Article IX of the Bill of Rights on proceedings in Parliament being impeached or questioned in court).’.

The Joint Committees on Parliamentary Privilege in 1999 and 2013 both recommended the repeal of this hardly used provision.

Amendment 60, page 163, line 12, at end insert—