Appendix: Declaration of Interests|
Declaration of Interests
The following interests were declared:
Lord Bew declared an interest as incoming Chairman
of the Anglo-Israel Association and with regard to his involvement
in a legal issue with one of his history books in the Republic
Sir Peter Bottomley MP declared an interest as someone
who has taken action for defamation or libel against one television
company and four newspapers.
Rehman Chishti MP declared an interest as Deputy
Chairman of the Saudi Arabia All-Party Parliamentary Group.
Lord Grade of Yarmouth declared an interest as a
Commissioner at the Press Complaints Commission.
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town declared an interest
as the paid Chair of the Legal Serivces Consumer Panel until the
end of July 2011.
Dr Julian Huppert MP declared an interest as an Officer
of the All-Party Parliamentary Libel Reform Group and as an Associate
of Sense about Science and the Libel Reform Campaign.
David Lammy MP declared an interest as someone who
had previously worked with the Times newspaper's defamation
Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames declared an interest
as a barrister who has from time to time undertaken defamation
cases and as someone who has given informal advice without charge
in relation to defamation and malicious falsehood.
Stephen Phillips MP declared an interest as a Queen's
Counsel in private practice but never undertaking a case involving
the law of defamation.
Andrew Caldecott QC, Specialist Adviser, declared
an interest as a Queen's Counsel who had appeared for many claimants
and media organisations as a barrister and was likely to continue
to do soin the defamation field. He declared an involvement
in the following litigation, to which reference was directly or
indirectly made in the course of oral evidence:
Rath v Guardian
Reynolds v Times Newspapers
Spiller v Joseph
Tesla v BBC
El Naschie v Nature
He also declared an interest as a Member of the Early
Resolution Group Committee and a prospective member of the panel
A full list of Members' interests can found at the
Register of Lords' Interests: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/standards-and-interests/register-of-lords-interests/
and in the Register of Commons interests: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/contents.htm