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Cam defends secret courts plan

Cam defends secret courts plan

Plans for closed court sessions are about "extending justice", David Cameron has said.

Speaking at the bi-annual Liaison Committee, the Prime Minister admitted that closed material proceedings would be "less transparent" than normal civil cases, but said they were necessary for national security reasons.

"We’re not talking about closing a bit of justice that previously was open, we’re saying that in order for there to be justice to be done, in order for our intelligence agencies to be able to produce evidence in a court of law, so their innocence or guilt can be proved in a civil case we need these closed material proceedings, so it’s not making the system less transparent, it is extending justice," he said.

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