Tobias Ellwood

Conservative MP for Bournemouth East

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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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Tobias Ellwood generally voted for 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: Tobias Ellwood 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: Tobias Ellwood was absent for a vote on Civil Procedure Rules — Closed Material Proceedings Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2013: Tobias Ellwood was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Tobias Ellwood voted t to to permit closed material proceedings only if a fair determination of the case would not be possible by other means. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Tobias Ellwood 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. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Tobias Ellwood 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. Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2012: Tobias Ellwood voted to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals. Show vote

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