Examination of Witnesses

Part of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:47 am on 21st June 2011.

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Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Labour, Salford and Eccles 10:47 am, 21st June 2011

I wanted to ask Mr Starmer and Mr Osborne whether the idea of maximising prosecution and wanting to bring people to trial whenever possible is a new issue. Under previous legislation, it was always the case that when there was sufficient evidence, a criminal prosecution would be brought. I would welcome your confirmation of that.