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Immunity Certificates

Home Office written question – answered on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Simon Jupp Simon Jupp Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases has the Public Interest Immunity Procedure been invoked since the Justice and Security Act 2013 became law.

Photo of Simon Jupp Simon Jupp Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Public Immunity Interest Immunity Procedures have been (a) applied for and (b) granted by Devon and Cornwall Police in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The Justice and Security Act 2013 deals with oversight of the UK intelligence and security agencies and sets out the process by which closed material proceedings may be authorised to enable court hearings to take place using sensitive intelligence material.

The Home Office does not hold information on applications to the courts for Public Interest Immunity.

The Ministry of Justice publishes regular reports on the use of closed material proceedings under the Justice and Security Act 2013. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/use-of-closed-material-procedure-reports.

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