Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:45 pm on 8th February 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Hollins Baroness Hollins Crossbench 10:45 pm, 8th February 2017

My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply. My hope is for a free and responsible press. However, what is most disappointing for the public is that over the last four years of inertia and of the press’s failure to establish a proper regulator, countless more individuals have been affected by press abuse and have no access to redress. They include victims from the Paris Bataclan attack, the Shoreham air disaster, and many more. This issue is still live and is still troubling. All these individuals have been let down by the Government’s decision to renege on their promises and to prevent access to justice for ordinary victims of press abuse. I am disappointed by the Minister’s response and I intend to return to this on Report. I beg leave to withdraw my amendment.

Amendment 233F withdrawn.

Clause 88 agreed.

Clause 89: Commencement

Amendments 234 to 235 not moved.