Crown Court Trials (National Security Issues)

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether it is possible in a Crown court trial involving national security for (a) a jury to be vetted prior to being empanelled and (b) part or all of the trial to be held in camera.

Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs)

I can confirm that it is possible for a jury to be vetted and for all or part of the trial to be held in camera in cases involving national security.

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