HL Deb 28 July 1997 vol 582 c14WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will introduce legislation to repeal Section 13 of the Defamation Act 1966.

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)

The Government have no such plans. The Government will await the recommendations of a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament on Parliamentary Privilege and related matters which is in the course of being established under the chairmanship of Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead.