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(1)For the purposes of section 8 (summary disposal of claim) “summary relief” means such of the following as may be appropriate—
(a)a declaration that the statement was false and defamatory of the plaintiff;
(b)an order that the defendant publish or cause to be published a suitable correction and apology;
(c)damages not exceeding £10,000 or such other amount as may be prescribed by order of the Lord Chancellor;
(d)an order restraining the defendant from publishing or further publishing the matter complained of.
(2)The content of any correction and apology, and the time, manner, form and place of publication, shall be for the parties to agree.
If they cannot agree on the content, the court may direct the defendant to publish or cause to be published a summary of the court’s judgment agreed by the parties or settled by the court in accordance with rules of court.
If they cannot agree on the time, manner, form or place of publication, the court may direct the defendant to take such reasonable and practicable steps as the court considers appropriate.
(3)Any order under subsection (1)(c) shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
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