Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Defamation bill set to be lost due to 'Leveson' clause
Defamation bill set to be lost due to 'Leveson' clause | Law | The Guardian: "Although there is cross-party support to reform the libel laws, the defamation bill has been caught up in the cross-party dispute over how to respond to the Leveson report. David Cameron set himself against introducing a press reform bill in response to Leveson, who last year proposed that a revamped Press Complaints Commission be audited by a statutory body. But with Labour and the Liberal Democrats supporting statute and the Conservatives taking time to develop an alternative model, the Lords passed Puttnam's amendment, which would establish a statutory recognition body and an arbiter for disputes." 'via Blog this'