HC Deb 24 January 1964 vol 687 c173W
Mr. Renton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet been informed by Her Majesty's Judges of the outcome of their review of the Judges' Rules.

Mr. Brooke

Yes. I have received from Her Majesty's Judges of the Queen's Bench Division a copy of the new Judges' Rules about interrogation and the taking of statements by the police, which I understand they are promulgating today. These will supersede the Rules previously made by the Judges. I understand that the new Rules will come into force on Monday, 27th January, 1964, and that the admissibility of answers and statements obtained before next Monday will continue to be governed by the old Rules.

I have prepared guidance for the police in the form of Administrative Directions; these are in terms approved by the Judges, and are being published together with the Rules.

Copies of the Rules and Directions are being sent to the courts and to the police, and are available to hon. Members in the Vote Office.