- 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‚Äôs 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.