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Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 17th July 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Conservative, Sutton Coldfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to the Question 60692, what assessment he has made of whether the two-year timescale in scheduling the legally mandated review of secret court proceedings remains in line with the requirement under the Justice and Security Act 2013 to conduct that review as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the period to which the review relates.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I note the Rt. Hon. Member’s ongoing interest in this matter, and would reassure him that discussions are taking place at official level on the statutory review.

The right to a fair trial is a fundamental part of our society and the Closed Material Procedures contain strong procedural and judicial safeguards.

We will bring forward the statutory review as soon as possible.

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