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Justice Secretary expresses concern over MPs defying injunctions

16 June 2011. Published by Keith Mathieson, Partner

The Times has today reported that the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke yesterday told the Joint Committee on the Defamation Bill that he was concerned about the growing habit of using parliamentary privilege to defy court gagging orders.

He told the committee that the Government was looking at the problem, which he described as "arguably" an abuse of parliamentary privilege.

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The Times report