Defamation Bill — Report — 5 Feb 2013 at 17:11

Amendment 1

Moved by Lord Puttnam

1: After Clause 1, insert the following new Clause-

"Arbitration Service for defamation and related civil claims against members of Independent Regulatory Board

(1) The Lord Chief Justice shall establish a Defamation Recognition Commission.

(2) Schedule (Recognition Commission) makes provision relating to the Defamation Recognition Commission.

(3) The Defamation Recognition Commission shall certify bodies as Independent Regulatory Boards in accordance with the criteria in Schedule (Recognition Commission).

(4) An Independent Regulatory Board shall provide a recognised arbitration service as set out in Schedule (Specialist Arbitration Service).

(5) A court shall take into account when awarding costs and damages whether either party, claimant or defendant in a dispute has chosen not to use the recognised arbitration service of an Independent Regulatory Board.

(6) A court shall award costs under subsection (5) on an indemnity basis unless the interests of justice require otherwise.

(7) A court may order a successful party to pay all the costs of proceedings if such party has unreasonably refused to use an available recognised arbitration service.

(8) A court awarding in its judgment exemplary damages where a defendant is guilty of a flagrant breach of a defendants rights, can also take into account whether-

(a) a claimant refused to use a recognised arbitration service;

(b) a defendant refused to use or join a recognised arbitration service;

(c) the court shall also take into account whether a defendant first sought advice from a recognised Independent Regulatory Board before publication."

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop6 025.0%
Con14 107 (+1 tell)54.5%
DUP1 025.0%
Judge1 07.1%
Lab172 (+2 tell) 072.5%
LDem5 19 (+1 tell)25.8%
Non-affiliated1 150.0%
Other1 025.0%
PC1 0100.0%
UUP2 066.7%
Crossbench66 1240.8%
Total:270 13951.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Ashcroft Conaye
Viscount Astor Conaye
Lord Campbell of AllowayConaye
Baroness Flather Conaye
Lord Fowler Conaye
Lord Hurd of WestwellConaye
Lord Inglewood Conaye
Baroness Knight of CollingtreeConaye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye
Lord Lucas Conaye
Lord Moore of Lower MarshConaye
Baroness O'Cathain Conaye
Lord Ryder of WensumConaye
Lord Tugendhat Conaye
Lord Dykes LDemaye
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDemaye
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemaye
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemaye
Lord Redesdale LDemaye

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