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Defamation Bill

MotionS AND AMENDMENTS to be Moved

on Consideration of Commons reasonS

After Clause 1 and After Clause 17

LORDS AMENDMENTS NO. 1, 15 AND 16

Lord McNally to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendments 1, 15

 

and 16 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 16A.

After Clause 1

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 2

Lord McNally to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 2 to

 

which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 2A, but do propose the

 

following amendment in lieu—

Clause 1

Page 1, line 4, at end insert—

 

“( )    

For the purposes of this section, harm to the reputation of a body that

 

trades for profit is not “serious harm” unless it has caused or is likely to

 

cause the body serious financial loss.”

After Clause 1

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 2

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move, That this House do not insist on its

 

Amendment 2 to which the Commons have disagreed, but do propose the

 

following amendment in lieu—

 
 

 


 
 

2

 

After Clause 1

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Local authority’s general power of competence

 

Nothing in section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 empowers a local authority

 

to bring defamation proceedings in relation to a statement concerning the

 

way it performs its public functions.”

 
 

 


 
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