Defamation Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE

[Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]

Clause 3

LORD LUCAS

10A*

Page 2, line 3, leave out subsection (3)

11A*

Page 2, line 5, leave out from “opinion” to end of line 10

Clause 4

LORD LUCAS

16A*

Page 2, line 39, at end insert—

“( ) the presumption that the public should be allowed to be loud in their criticism of services of a public nature, whether by private or public bodies;”

Clause 5

LORD LUCAS

24A*

Page 3, line 23, at end insert—

“( ) This defence is valid whether or not the operator moderated the statement, or made or suggested alterations to the statement.”

25ZA*

Page 3, line 25, after “identifying” insert “, with the assistance of the operator,”

Prepared 19th December 2012