The bill itself was supported by the Provincial Newspapers Group; it was taken up by eight MPs with direct links to the press, including Sir Algernon Borthwick, Sir Albert Rollit, Harry Lawson, Louis Jennings, Charles Cameron and John Morley. It was first presented on February 10, 1888 and, after extensive revisions, received royal approval on December 24.  In 2012, few laws were in force. c.64) was legislation passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom that clarifies and «expands» the defence of qualified privilege (and possibly absolute privilege, although this has not been specified in the Act itself) in cases involving the verbatim reproduction of judicial proceedings, minutes of select committees, police communications or various other types of specially recognized meetings. which had been vaguely stated in the Newspaper Defamation and Registration Act 1881. . 4. Newspaper articles on reports on public meetings and on certain organizations and privileged. 8.
Order of the judge for the prosecution of the owner of the newspaper, &c. 3. A fair and accurate account in a journal of a proceeding heard publicly by a court exercising jurisdiction is preferred, when published at the same time as such proceedings, provided that nothing in this section authorizes the publication of profane or indecent remarks. Section 2 of the Newspaper Defamation and Registration Act 1881 is repealed. 9. The person took action against a knowledgeable witness. (1) For the purposes of interpreting this Act, the word «newspaper» has the same meaning as in the Newspaper Defamation and Registration Act, 1881. 3. Newspaper articles on legal proceedings are preferred. 4.