§ 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.