- Written by Robert Sharp
- April 23, 2013
- Category: England & Wales
The Defamation Bill returns to the House of Lords today for consideration of amendments made in the House of Commons. This is the final opportunity for parliamentarians to influence the contents of the legislation and deliver essential free speech reforms. The Libel Reform Campaign has urged peers to back the inclusion of two crucial provisions in the Bill:
- to ensure citizens are able to criticise taxpayer funded services whoever provides them without receiving libel threats; and
- to end corporate libel bullying and minimise the costs risk to defendants, by making corporations get a court’s permission before dragging someone to the libel court.
The Libel Reform Campaign strongly supports all the motions and amendments tabled for consideration today. You can watch the debate live at this page on the House of Parliament website, or follow #LibelReform on Twitter.