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EDM (Early Day Motion) 763: tabled on 24 February 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the complete exoneration of Matthew Kelly, actor and television presenter who was investigated by police for sexual abuse; defends the freedom of the press, but notes the appalling and prejudicial reporting by some national newspapers that held a trial by media even though no charges were brought against Mr Kelly; notes with concern that Mr Kelly was originally arrested by police publicly outside a theatre when he could have been contacted in private; and calls upon the Government to consider ways to protect the anonymity of those investigated until formally charged with an offence.