HL Deb 04 February 1858 vol 148 cc685-6

presented a Bill further to amend the law respecting Libel. It proceeded on the Report of the Select Committee of their Lordships' House which sat in the last Session of Parliament, and its object was to carry into effect the recommendations of that Committee. It would give, in the first place, immunity to all correct accounts of the proceedings of both Houses of Parliament, which should take place when strangers were admitted; in the second, it would give immunity to all faithful accounts of lawful public meetings, where no loss or damage had been done by the publication; and, in the third place, it would contain a definition of what should be considered a public meeting assembled for a lawful purpose.

Bill read 1a.

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