Defamation Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE

[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

Clause 1

LORD HUNT OF WIRRAL

3A*

Page 1, line 4, at end insert—

“( ) For the avoidance of doubt, a claimant includes representatives of a person who has deceased.

( ) Where a claimant is a representative of a person who has deceased, a statement is only defamatory if its publication is so gross as to cause serious harm to individuals or a breach of the peace.”

Clause 5

LORD PHILLIPS OF SUDBURY

 

Lord Phillips of Sudbury gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 5 stand part of the Bill.

Prepared 17th December 2012