HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c45W
68. Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Attorney-General if he is satisfied with the arrangements currently existing for third parties who are defamed by witnesses in court proceedings publicly to exonerate themselves; and if he will make a statement.

The Solicitor-General

I can assure my hon. Friend that a third party who is defamed by a witness in court proceedings has adequate opportunity, with the leave of the judge, to exonerate himself either by giving evidence or by issuing a statement denying the calumny.