Justice and Security Bill [HL]

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

After Clause 8

LORD BEECHAM

BARONESS SMITH OF BASILDON

67A*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Independent review of closed material procedure

The Secretary of State shall ensure that an independent review is conducted into the impact of the provisions under Part 2, to conclude three years after the coming into force of this Act, and shall publish a report on the review to both Houses of Parliament.”

67B*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Annual report to Parliament on use of closed material procedures

The Secretary of State shall prepare an annual report to Parliament on the use of closed material procedures (“CMPs”) in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, including the number of applications made and the number of CMPs granted, and shall lay out the Government’s reasons for any increase or decrease in the number of Secretary of State applications, and shall lay this Report before both Houses of Parliament each year.”

67C*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Open statements for closed judgments

Closed judgments must be accompanied by an open statement from the court, which shall include—

(a) the reasons for the closed material procedure;

(b) any factors which would be particularly relevant in determining whether all or part of the closed judgment could be made open at a later date;

(c) the duration of open hearings and closed hearings;

(d) the number of witnesses heard in closed proceedings, and the nature of those witnesses;

(e) the length of a closed judgment;

(f) whether national security was an issue in the proceedings; and

(g) the date at which the closed status of the judgment should be reviewed, which must be no later than five years from the date of the judgment.”

Clause 11

LORD BEECHAM

BARONESS SMITH OF BASILDON

69A*

Page 8, line 1, leave out subsection (2)

Clause 13

LORD BEECHAM

BARONESS SMITH OF BASILDON

80A*

Page 10, line 26, leave out “the interests of”

Prepared 9th July 2012