Pete Wishart

Former Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire

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Security Sensitive Evidence in Courts

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be a mechanism for material deemed national security sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. The mechanism is called the "closed material procedure".

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Pete Wishart generally voted against allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions:

  • On 17 Jul 2013: Pete Wishart was absent for a vote on The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2013 — Closed Material Proceedure Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2013: Pete Wishart was absent for a vote on Civil Procedure Rules — Closed Material Proceedings Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2013: Pete Wishart voted against allowing material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; against strengthening oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and against permitting intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Pete Wishart was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Clause 6 — Closed Material Proceedings Only If Fair Determination Not Possible By Other Means Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Pete Wishart was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Clause 6 — Balance Interests of Justice With Harm to National Security — Closed Material Proceedings Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Pete Wishart was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Clause 8 — Balance National Security vs Public Interest in Requests to Withhold Information From Parties in Civil Court Cases Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2012: Pete Wishart acted as teller for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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