Announcement

David Willetts comments on the draft Defamation Bill

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

“I am delighted we have delivered on our promise to reform Defamation Law - this Bill is good news for science. However, the work does not stop…

“I am delighted we have delivered on our promise to reform Defamation Law - this Bill is good news for science. However, the work does not stop here. I encourage all who care about protecting scientific debate to respond to the consultation - tell us what works and what should be improved. I am inviting key members of the science community to discuss the Bill with me next week.”

Notes to editors

  1. The draft Defamation Bill and accompanying consultation paper can be found at http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/draft-defamation-bill.htm.

  2. BIS’ online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See [http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom](http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom) for more information.

Notes to Editors

Contact Information

Name BIS Press Office Job Title

Division COI Phone

Fax

Mobile

Email NDS.BIS@coi.gsi.gov.uk

Name Sally Catmull Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 6577 Fax

Mobile

Email sally.catmull@bis.gsi.gov.uk