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Defamation Bill 2012-13
(This Bill is from a previous session)
10 May 2012
The Bill was read for a first time and ordered to be printed.
12 Jun 2012
The House of Commons debated the general principles of the Bill, which was read for a second time and committed to a public bill committee.
21 Jun 2012
The committee considered clause 5 of the Bill, which was agreed to on division.
12 Sep 2012
The report stage of the Defamation Bill.
12 Sep 2012
After a brief debate, the Bill was read for a third time and passed to the Lords.
First Reading: House of Lords
08 Oct 2012
The Bill was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed.
09 Oct 2012
The House of Lords debated the general prinicples of the Bill, which was read for a second time and committed to a grand committee.
25 Feb 2013
After a short debate, the Bill was passed and returned to the House of Commons with amendments.
23 Apr 2013
The House of Lords considered the Commons' amendments to the Bill. Motions A and B were agreed to. Motion B1 was disagreed to. Motion B2 and B3 were not moved.
25 Apr 2013
The Bill received Royal Assent to become the Defamation Act 2013.