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Independent Press Council Bill [HL]

Volume 741: debated on Tuesday 11 December 2012

First Reading

A Bill to provide the framework for the appointment and functions of a Press Council to act independently and in the public interest to promote and protect freedom of expression, including freedom of the press, in communicating information and opinions to the public, to encourage and maintain professional standards and practices, and to provide redress for victims of professional misconduct; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Lord Lester of Herne Hill, read a first time and ordered to be printed.