§ Sir L. Ungoed-Thomas
I beg to move, in page 3, line 24, to leave out Clause 5.
This is the Clause which deals with justification, and perhaps I might just read the material words. It provides thata defence of justification shall not fail by reason only that the truth of every charge is not proved, if the words not proved to be true do not materially injure the plaintiff's reputation having regard to the truth of the remaining charges.What we are dealing with here is separate charges. We are not dealing with the gist of the libel at all. As to whether there is a libel or not a libel—
It being Four o'Clock, further consideration of the Bill (as amended) stood adjourned.
Bill, as amended in Standing Committee, to be further considered upon Friday, 27th June.