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Court Proceedings (Press Reporting)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the expressed view of the Tucker Report relating to proceedings before examining justices was that reporting before the trial has ended of nationally sensational cases before magistrates was undesirable and impaired public confidence in the administration of justice; whether he is aware that there is concern that reporting of murder cases before magistrates is continuing; and whether, since the recommendation restricting reports of proceedings before examining justices was accepted by Her Majesty's Government in January, 1965, he will now introduce legislation implementing the recommendation.

I regret that I cannot say when it will be possible to introduce legislation on this matter.