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Civil Law And Contempt Of Court

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Attorney-General if he will introduce a Civil Law and Contempt of Court (Amendment) Bill to take account of recent reports on contempt and defamation and also to clarify the law on demonstrations other than in the pursuit of a trade dispute along the lines of Lord Denning's minority judgment in the case of Hubbard v Pitt.

The Government have each of these matters under consideration but have not yet formulated proposals for legislation.