Laura Sandys

Cyn Ceidwadwyr MP ar gyfer South Thanet

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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Laura Sandys consistently voted for allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions

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Major votes

  • On 17 Gor 2013: Laura Sandys wedi pleidleisio in favour of 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: Laura Sandys wedi pleidleisio in favour of 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: Laura Sandys was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Maw 2013: Laura Sandys wedi pleidleisio t to 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: Laura Sandys wedi pleidleisio to prevent the disclosure of material if the court considers disclosure would be damaging to the interests of national security, even if that damage would be outweighed by the interests of justice. Show vote
  • On 18 Rha 2012: Laura Sandys wedi pleidleisio to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 4 Maw 2013: Laura Sandys wedi pleidleisio against allowing the closed material procedure for using national security sensitive information in court to only 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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