Legislative Scrutiny: Defamation Bill - Human Rights Joint Committee Contents

Formal Minutes

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Members present:

Dr Hywel Francis, in the Chair
Rehman Chishti

Rt Hon Simon Hughes

Mr Virendra Sharma

Richard Shepherd

Baroness Berridge

Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws

Baroness Lister of Burtersett

Baroness O'Loan

Draft Report (Legislative Scrutiny: Defamation Bill), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Chair's draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 74 read and agreed to.

Several papers were appended to the Report.

Resolved, That the Report be the Seventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.

Written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 3 July, 10 July, 23 October and 27 November was ordered to be reported to the House.

  [Adjourned till Tuesday 11 December at 2.00 pm

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