Mark Lazarowicz

Cyn Llafur MP ar gyfer Edinburgh North and Leith

Security Sensitive Evidence in Courts

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be a mechanism for material deemed national security sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. The mechanism is called the "closed material procedure".

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Mark Lazarowicz generally voted against allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions

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Major votes

  • On 17 Gor 2013: Mark Lazarowicz wedi pleidleisio against rules implementing the introduction of "closed material proceedings" to the civil courts in Northern Ireland; the procedure involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. Show vote
  • On 17 Gor 2013: Mark Lazarowicz wedi pleidleisio against rules implementing the introduction of "closed material proceedings" to courts; the procedure involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. Show vote
  • On 7 Maw 2013: Mark Lazarowicz was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Maw 2013: Mark Lazarowicz wedi pleidleisio to permit closed material proceedings only if a fair determination of the case would not be possible by other means. Show vote
  • On 4 Maw 2013: Mark Lazarowicz wedi pleidleisio to allow the disclosure of material if the court considers disclosure the degree of damage to the interests of national security would be outweighed by the interests of justice. Show vote
  • On 18 Rha 2012: Mark Lazarowicz was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 4 Maw 2013: Mark Lazarowicz wedi pleidleisio to only allow the closed material procedure for using national security sensitive information in court to to be used where the degree of harm to national security caused by disclosure would be likely to outweigh the public interest in fair and open justice. Show vote

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