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Lords member reveals Goodwin injunction details

A member of the House of Lords has used the rules of Parliament to reveal more details of the injunction relating to the former bank boss Fred Goodwin.

MPs and peers are protected from prosecution even if they break the law by saying certain things in the Commons or Lords' chambers.

Lord Stoneham, a liberal democrat, has revealed the details of Mr Goodwin's injunction, ahead of Friday's report on super-injunctions from the Master of the Rolls.

Ministers have indicated unhappiness with how the courts are using gagging orders.

There has been controversy about celebrities using the courts to hide details of their personal lives.

  • 19 May 2011