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Public Interest Immunity Claims

Volume 569: debated on Thursday 29 February 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they accept the recommendation of Lord Justice Scott "that for the purposes of court hearings of PII claims by Government Departments, counsel instructed by the Departments should not be counsel for the prosecution".

There are already occasions when separate counsel are instructed to deal with PII claims. This recommendation will be given careful and detailed examination in conjunction with other recommendations on public interest immunity.