75A—Exclusion of civil liability where Crown publishes certain
(1) Subject to this
section, no civil liability (whether in tort, contract, equity or otherwise)
arises out of the publication by, or on behalf of, the Crown of information of
a kind, or in circumstances, prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of
(2) Nothing in
subsection (1) affects the civil liability of—
person who was the author or originator of the information; or
person who publishes the information other than on behalf of the Crown.
(3) For the purposes
of this section, the Crown, and any person acting on behalf of the Crown, will
be taken not to be the author or originator of information where the
information published consists of an extract of information provided to, or
otherwise in the possession of, the Crown.
(4) Except as
contemplated by subsections (1) and (3), this section is in addition
to, and does not derogate from, the Defamation Act 2005 .