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Law Reform (Breach Of Confidence)

Volume 884: debated on Monday 13 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether she will introduce legislation to introduce a new tort of breach of confidence as recommended by the Law Commission's Working Paper on breach of confidence.

I have been asked to reply.In Working Paper No. 58 the Law Commission expresses only provisional views, which have been published for discussion. The need for legislation will be considered when the Law Commission submits its report and recommendations.