HC Deb 15 April 1937 vol 322 cc1172-3
52. Lieut.-Colonel Moore

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the criticism which has recently been directed by judicial authorities at the present methods adopted in police identification parades, he will issue instructions as to how such parades should be carried out, so as to secure that justice is not impeded?

Sir J. Simon

The police already have full instructions as to the methods which should be followed in holding identification parades, and I do not consider that the issue of any further general instructions in this matter is necessary. If my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind the comments made at the Sussex Assizes last month in regard to an individual case, I would refer him to the reply which I gave to a question by the hon. Member for the Stratford Division (Mr. Groves) on the 7th instant.

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