Accused Persons (Statements)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st January 1974.

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Photo of Mr Frank McManus Mr Frank McManus , Fermanagh and South Tyrone 12:00 am, 31st January 1974

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will seek to repeal Section 6 of the Emergency Provisions (Northern Ireland) Act 1973 under which policemen may bring forward as evidence statements by an accused which were not made by an accused to a policeman in a police station or interrogation centre, and statements which are in fact distortions or representations of statements made in conversation in a police station or interrogation centre, in view of the disquiet that the use of such alleged statements is causing.