Live links in criminal proceedings

Part of Prisons and Courts Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:30 pm ar 18 Ebrill 2017.

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Photo of Nick Thomas-Symonds Nick Thomas-Symonds Shadow Solicitor General 5:30, 18 Ebrill 2017

I beg to move amendment 104, in schedule 4, page 77, line 14, at end insert—

“(aaa) in the case of a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, a live audio link or a live video link is in the individual’s best interests,”

This amendment ensures the court will only give direction to under 18 year olds to take part through a live audio link or a live video link, when it is in their best interests.