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Lord Lester outlines his private member’s bill to reform libel law

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3284 (Published 17 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3284
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The new UK government pledged its commitment this week to “reviewing the law on defamation to protect free speech” but has still not decided whether to back the private member’s bill introduced in the House of Lords by the Liberal Democrat peer Anthony Lester QC.

    Lord Lester, who had a meeting to discuss the bill this week with Tom McNally, justice minister in the Lords, said he had been authorised to say that “the government warmly welcomes the work that has been done on the bill and is committed to pushing forward on libel reform.”

    In answer to oral questions in the House of …

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