HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 c653W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the number of cases in which persons were convicted of scheduled offences in Northern Ireland in 1984 on the basis of evidence given by accomplices on behalf of the Crown in which evidence, other than of the accomplice, either forensic, from other non-supergrass witnesses or by an admission of guilt from the accused, was used to obtain the conviction.

Mr. Scott

[pursuant to his reply, 28 January 1985, c. 71]: Courts make their decisions having regard to all of the admissible evidence which is placed before them. It is not possible to identify cases in which the eventual decision depended only on accomplice evidence.