Defamation Bill

Justice written question – answered on 13th July 2012.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2012, Official Report, column 256W, on the Defamation Bill, which organisations and individuals he and his Ministers met prior to the publication of the Defamation Bill.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Between the publication of the Draft Defamation Bill on 15 March 2011 and the introduction into Parliament of the Defamation Bill on 10 May 2012 Ministers have met representatives from the following organisations and individuals: English PEN; index on Censorship; Sense about Science; Liberty; Justice; Global Witness; The Publishers Association; The Booksellers Association; The Newspaper Society; Guardian Media Group; News International; Associated Newspapers; Trinity Mirror; BBC; Society of Editors; Blackstone Chambers; Carter-Ruck; Johnsons Law; Schillings; Bryan Cave LLP; Internet Service Providers Association; Association of British Science Writers; Government Office for Science; British Medical Journal; Nature; Biomed Central; Simon Singh; Dr Peter Wilmshurst; Ben Goldacre.

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