Electronic Surveillance: Admissibility of Evidence

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Attorney-General on the use of intercept evidence; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

By long-standing convention, observed by successive administrations and embodied in the Ministerial Code, the fact that the Law Officers may or may not have advised or have been requested to advise on a particular issue, and the content of any advice, is not disclosed outside Government.

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