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Thursday 10 April 2014

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

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Consideration of Bill


 

Deregulation Bill, As Amended

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

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Schedule  18,  page  162,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘Part 7A

 

Civil Law

 

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).’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Joint Committees on Parliamentary Privilege in 1999 and 2013 both recommended the repeal

 

of this hardly-used provision.

 


 
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