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Admissibility Of Evidence

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has any plans to make changes in the law relating to the admissibility of evidence in Northern Ireland.

I keep under close and continuous review all aspects of the law relating to terrorism, including the rules of evidence. If and when I am satisfied that changes would be of real help to the security forces without unacceptable derogation from the necessary standards of legal procedure, I shall bring proposals before this House.