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Jury Vetting

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Attorney-General whether he will give an assurance that pending his statement to the House no further authorisations for jury vetting will be given; and whether he will ensure that no police authority conducts jury-vetting without his express authority.

The answer to the first part of the question is " No ". My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department has informed us that he has received suitable assurances on behalf of chief officers of police.