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Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Hansard Reports

6.The following table sets out the dates of the Hansard reports for each stage of the Act's passage through the Assembly and the date Royal Assent was received.

First Stage7 June 2021
Second Stage14 September 2021
Committee Stage - Dr Andrew Scott, London School of Economics and Political Science3 November 2021
Committee Stage - Department of Finance10 November 2021
Committee Stage - Dr Mark Hanna, Queen's University Belfast24 November 2021
Committee Stage - Mr Paul Tweed, and Mr David Attfield and Mr Sam McBride1 December 2021
Committee Stage - National Union of Journalists, Index on Censorship; English PEN and Mr Peter Girvan8 December 2021
Committee Stage – Department of Finance15 December 2021
Committee Stage – Mr Mike Nesbitt, MLA5 January 2022
Committee Stage – Clause-by-clause consideration12 January 2022
Committee Stage – Clause-by-clause consideration19 January 2022
Committee Stage - Clause-by-clause Consideration; Committee Report26 January 2022
Consideration Stage2 March 2022
Further Consideration Stage14 March 2022
Final Stage22 March 2022
Royal Assent6 June 2022

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