Justice and Security Act 2013

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Father of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to select a person to review the operation of sections 6 to 11 of the Justice and Security Act 2013; and what the timetable is for that appointment to be announced.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In accordance with s.13(1) and (2) of the Justice and Security Act 2013 (“the Act”), the review of the operation of sections 6-11 of the Act should cover the period from 25 June 2013 to 24 June 2018.

On 13 November 2017, the previous Secretary of State for Justice, the Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP, wrote to his counterparts at the time in the departments that use the Closed Material Procedure (CMP) under the Act, to draw attention to the 5-year review and to discuss arrangements for the review. Discussions between officials are ongoing and an announcement will be made in due course.

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