Hamilton v Al Fayed (No. 1) 
- Hamilton made a defamation claim against Al Fayed, a member of Parliament, alleging corruption in accepting money to ask questions in parliament
- Al Fayed claimed that Parliamentary privileges prevented such a claim being allowed
- Could evidence from Parliamentary committee discussions be admitted
- Yes, H’s claim succeeded
- Although defamation is protected against in Parliament, evidence may still be used to support a claim not protected by Parliamentary privilege
Posted in Public Law Revision Notes.
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