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Police Interviews (Tape Recording)

Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress his Department is making in considering the feasibility of using tape recorders for police interviews with suspects during criminal investigations.

I have set up a steering committee, including representatives of the Bar Council, the Law Society, the Justices' Clerks' Society, chief officers of police and the Government Departments concerned, to consider the feasibility of an experiment in the tape recording of police interrogations.