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NHS bill to change ‘substantively’, says Oliver Letwin – BBC News

“‘Substantive’ changes are to be made to the controversial NHS bill which is going through parliament, Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin says.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lords reject government bid to bin Youth Justice Board – BBC News

“The government has been defeated in a vote in the House of Lords over plans to abolish the Youth Justice Board.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legislation titles – what’s in a name? – The Guardian

“The protection of freedoms bill shows it is not always easy to ensure a bill’s ‘short title’ accurately summarises its contents.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Commons to hear of Buckingham girl killed by cyclist – BBC News

“The parents of a Buckingham girl who was killed by a cyclist will be in the House of Commons later as their fight to change the law continues.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Public interest defence against libel proposed, but campaigners call for more radical action – OUT-LAW.com

“Journalists will be able to rely on the defence that they published responsibly and in the public interest in defamation cases, according to reforms proposed by the Government. A defence of ‘honest opinion’ will replace that of ‘fair comment’.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

The libel reforms are a step in the right direction – but do they go far enough? – The Guardian

“The draft bill has many welcome clauses, but doesn’t limit the right of companies to sue that many campaigners had hoped for.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Libel reform: government’s proposals – The Guardian

Read the draft defamation bill and consultation in full

The Guardian, 15th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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