Peer raises Fred Goodwin super-injunction in Lords

Houses of Parliament Parliamentary privilege applies to the Houses of Commons and Lords

A peer has used Parliamentary rules to reveal more details of the super-injunction relating to former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin.

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

Lib Dem Lord Stoneham acted ahead of a report on super-injunctions from the Master of the Rolls.

Ministers have indicated unhappiness with how courts are using injunctions.

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

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