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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




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


‘Part 7A


Civil Law


Defamation Act 1996 (c.31)



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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