HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 c279W
24. Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what basis Ministers in his Department sign public interest immunity certificates. [22637]

Mr. Hanley

We are guided by the law according to which in appropriate cases we weigh, but subject always to the overriding discretion of the court, the public interest in non-disclosure against the public interests in disclosure for the purposes of doing justice.