Labour’s Parker says Parliamentary privilege vital against Hanover-style litigation

Wed, 19 Jun 2013

By Paul McBeth June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Labour Party finance spokesman David Parker is throwing his support behind legislation enshrining Parliamentary privilege saying he doesn’t want government officials threatened with defamation suits from deep-pocketed people when offering advice to ministers Parliament’s Privileges Committee last week tabled a report recommending “comprehensive legislative reform of parliamentary privilege to clarify for the courts the nature and scope of that privilege.” The report was in response to a Supreme Court...

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