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UK Statutory Instruments

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2013 No. 3027 (C. 125)

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Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 3027 (C. 125)

Defamation, England And Wales

The Defamation Act 2013 (Commencement) (England and Wales) Order 2013


2nd December 2013

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 17(4) of the Defamation Act 2013(1).


1.  This Order may be cited as the Defamation Act 2013 (Commencement) (England and Wales) Order 2013.

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2.  The Defamation Act 2013 comes into force on 1st January 2014 so far as it is not already in force. Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State McNallyMinister of StateMinistry of Justice2nd December 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE(This note is not part of the Order) This Order brings into force, in England and Wales, those provisions of the Defamation Act 2013 (c. 26) that did not come into force on Royal Assent. (1) 2013 c. 26 .