Dingle v Associated Newspapers

16.7It was held in 1960 that to impugn the validity of a report of a select committee of the House of Commons is contrary to article IX of the Bill of Rights. In an action for libel raised against a newspaper,1 it was decided that those who published such a report bona fide and without malice were entitled to the protection of the Parliamentary Papers Act 1840 (see para 13.6 ) and that it was not relevant to the action for the plaintiff to comment on the select committee's report or on the proceedings leading to its publication.

Footnotes

  1. 1. Dingle v Associated Newspapers Ltd [1960] 2 QB 405.