Jacqui Smith - Standards and Privileges Committee Contents


153.  I have adopted the civil standard of proof in the course of this inquiry. Most of the facts are not in dispute. It has been necessary, however, to form a judgement in establishing the facts in relation to the location of Ms Smith's overnight stays. Given the inevitable uncertainties, I think it is reasonable that the standard of proof I have adopted is the normal civil standard, the balance of probabilities.

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