§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to cut the amount of police time and time of civilian employees of police authorities to meet requirements of disclosure while allowing the necessary access on behalf of defendants.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
My right hon. and learned Friend is considering the recommendations of the Royal Commission on criminal justice for simplifying the obligations for disclosure and reducing the burdens on the police. Any new provisions must be workable and fair.