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Criminal Cases (Identification)

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he intends to make a further statement on the Devlin Report on evidence of identification in criminal cases; and, if so, when.

I have no present plans to make a further statement; but I shall consider whether such a statement is desirable when a new circular to the police is issued about the conduct of identification parades and the showing of photographs, or when there has been an opportunity to assess the impact of the guidelines laid down in R v Turnbull.