National security: Plans for ‘secret inquests’ face defeat in Lords – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2008 in inquests, news by sally

“Ministers’ plans to hold in secret inquests that are deemed to put national security at risk are expected to face defeat when the House of Lords votes on them this autumn. A cross-party committee of peers, including a former lord chief justice and two former attorney-generals, has told the government that any decision to hold an inquest without a jury must be taken by a judge and not a minister.”

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The Guardian, 13th August 2008