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

Division number 172 in the House of Commons on 4 March 2013.

Tim Farron voted to allow the disclosure of material if the court considers disclosure the degree of damage to the interests of national security would be outweighed by the interests of justice.

A majority of MPs disagreed and 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.

227 for, 295 against, 0 abstained, 123 absent.

Aye

Tellers: Jon Ashworth, Phil Wilson

No

Tellers: Mark Hunter, Jo Johnson

Absent

Abstained

None