Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) Bill (HL Bill 9)




Repeal section 13 of the Defamation Act 1996.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Section 13 of the Defamation Act 1996

Section 13 of the Defamation Act 1996 (evidence concerning proceedings in
Parliament) is hereby repealed.

2 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) 5This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) Act 2014.

(2) The provisions of this Act come into force on the day which it is passed.

(3) This Act applies to the United Kingdom.