Media Impact report for "Neither just nor secure" by Andrew Tyrie MP and Anthony Peto QC, published by the CPS on Monday 28th January 2013.
“Yes, the intelligence services do a vital job. Yes, they are doing it in very difficult circumstances. Yes, they deserve our full support. But secret courts and ever-tighter restrictions on the disclosure of information in cases deemed ‘sensitive’ will damage Britain’s system of open justice and the reputation and effectiveness of the security agencies in the struggle against terrorism.”
“Plans for secret courts to be voted on by MPs today will undermine centuries of open justice and erode Britain’s moral standing in the world, according to a hard-hitting new report.”
“In a damning report written jointly with Anthony Peto QC for the Centre for Policy Studies, Mr Tyrie said the Bill, which will be debated in Parliament tomorrow (TUES), “sits uneasily with deeply entrenched and well-understood ways of providing justice in Britain”.”