The Defamation Act 1996 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2000

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

Sections 14 and 15 and Schedule 1 (reports of courts and other bodies protected by privilege), together with section 17 (interpretation) and section 16 and Schedule 2 (repeals) so far as they apply to those provisions, were brought into force on 1st April 1999 by S.I. 1999/817. That Order applied to Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as to England and Wales.