Official Secrets Act

Home Department written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Jones Mr Nigel Jones Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average and (b) longest time between (i) arrest and charge and (ii) charge and start of trial has been in cases brought since 1997 under the Official Secrets Act.

Photo of David Blunkett David Blunkett The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Data on the average and longest time between (i) arrest and charge and (ii) charge and start of trial for offences under the Official Secrets Act are not available centrally.

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