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Clause 8 — Determination by court of applications in section 6 proceedings

Justice and Security Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 10:13 pm on 4th March 2013.

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  • Division number 172
    A majority of MPs voted 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.

Amendment proposed: 38, page 7, line 18, at end add

‘and that damage outweighs the public interest in the fair and open administration of justice’.—(Mr Slaughter.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 227, Noes 295.

Division number 172 Justice and Security Bill — Clause 8 — Balance National Security vs Public Interest in Requests to Withhold Information From Parties in Civil Court Cases

A majority of MPs voted 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.

Aye: 227 MPs

No: 295 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 123 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.