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Sadiq Khan MP, Shadow Justice Secretary, said on the House of Lords successfully amending the Government’s Justice and Security Bill this evening:

“Open and transparency of justice is a hugely important principle, and deviating from it should only be done in the most serious of circumstances with proper checks and balances in place. The Government’s plans were too widely drawn with too few safeguards placing too much power in the hands of Government Ministers to decide what would be kept secret in court hearings. These humiliating defeats for the Government mean proper checks and balances are now being put in place, with the worst excesses rightfully watered down.”

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