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Treason (Prosecutions)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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38.

asked the Attorney-General how many cases of possible prosecution for treason or under section 1 of the Official Secrets Act have been considered by him since he took office in May.

Apart from my consideration of the Blunt case which I explained fully to the House in the Adjournment debate on 21 November, there has been only one case under section 1 which has been reported to me and which I am currently considering.