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Clause 35—(Punishment For Accusation, Etc, Of Dead Person With Intent To Extort)

Volume 65: debated on Monday 20 July 1914

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For the removing of doubts it is hereby declared that the enactments mentioned in the Second Schedule of this Act (which relates to divers forms of blackmail) apply to cases where the person is dead—

  • (a) who is accused, or whom it is proprosed to accuse; or
  • (b) upon whom any libel is published, or is threatened to be published; or
  • (c) touching whom it is threatened to print or publish, or it is proposed to abstain from printing or publishing, or it is offered to prevent the printing or publishing of, any matter or thing;
  • and accordingly the words "(whether living or dead)" shall be inserted after the word "person" in those enactments as indicated in the third column of that Schedule.

    Amendment made: Leave out the word "Second" ["Second Schedule"], and insert instead thereof the word "Third."—[ Mr. McKenna.]