Westminster Hall debate on defamation law

16 July 2010

Jonathan Djanogly, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, opened a debate in Westminster Hall on 15 July on defamation law. Defamation law permit actions for libel to be brought in the High Court for any published statements which are alleged to defame a named or identifiable individual (or individuals) in a manner which causes them loss in their trade or profession, or causes a reasonable person to think worse of him, her or them

Westminster Hall debates

Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to discuss issues of local or personal interest which rarely have time to be debated in the main Chamber of the House of Commons. MPs can discuss a variety of issues and receive a response from a government Minister.

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