make provision about defamation; to make provision about costs awarded in civil cases; to make provision about the application of the rights to privacy and to freedom of expression in civil cases on matters of public interest; to make provision about the regulation of lawyers acting in civil cases; to make provision about data protection; to make provision for the regulation of private investigators; to make provision for the purpose of reducing the use of lawsuits for strategic purposes; and for connected purposes.
The Defamation, Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Data Protection, Legal Services and Private Investigators Bill was a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Bob Seely.Is this Bill currently before Parliament?
No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2022-23 Session.Whose idea is this Bill?
As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Bob Seely), not the Government.What type of Bill is this?
A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.So is this going to become a law?
No. This Bill did not complete it's passage before the Session completed and is no longer before Parliament. However, it may have been re-introduced under a similar name in a subsequent Session.Would you like to know more?
Bill Progession through Parliament