The Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill
The Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill was appointed by the Houseof Commons and the House of Lords on 31 March 2011 to examine the DraftDefamation Bill and report to both Houses by 31 October 2011. It has nowcompleted its work.
HOUSE OF LORDSLord Bew (
)Lord Grade of Yarmouth CBE (
)Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (
)Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames QC (
)Rt Hon Lord Mawhinney (
)Rt Hon Lord Morris of Aberavon KG QC (
)HOUSE OF COMMONSSir Peter Bottomley MP (
Conservative, Worthing West
)Rehman Chishti MP (
Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham
)Christopher Evans MP (
)Dr Julian Huppert MP (
Liberal Democrat, Cambridge
)Rt Hon Mr David Lammy MP (
)Stephen Phillips MP (
Conservative, Sleaford and NorthHykeham
The Committee has the power to require the submission of written evidence anddocuments, to examine witnesses, to meet at any time (except when Parliamentis prorogued or dissolved), to adjourn from place to place, to appoint specialistadvisers, and to make Reports to both Houses. The Lords Committee has powerto agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman.
The Report and evidence of the Joint Committee is published by The StationeryOffice by Order of the two Houses. All publications of the Committee (includingpress notices) are on the internet athttp://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-defamation-bill1/
The current staff of the Committee are: Chris Shaw (Commons Clerk), KateMeanwell (Lords Clerk), Simon Fuller (Legal Specialist), and Rob Dinsdale(Committee Assistant).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Joint Committee onthe Draft Defamation Bill, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8363; the Committee’semail address is email@example.com