Justice and Security Bill — Clause 6 — Balance Interests of Justice With Harm to National Security — Closed Material Proceedings

Division number 170 in the House of Commons on 4 March 2013.

Tim Farron voted 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.

A majority of MPs disagreed and voted 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.

226 for, 297 against, 0 abstained, 122 absent.

Aye

Tellers: Julie Hilling, Susan Elan Jones

No

Tellers: David Evennett, Mark Hunter

Absent

Abstained

None