John Mann MP: Official Secrets Act: Clause 2: HoC 23rd Feb

John Mann at House of Commons speaking for his Clause 2 amendment proposal for the Official Secrets Act during the Serious Crime Bill session 23rd February 2015

New clause 2—Official Secrets Act 1989 (additional defence)—

(1) The Official Secrets Act 1989 is amended as follows—
(2) After section 8, insert—

“(8A) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under any provision of this Act to prove that he knew, or had reasonable cause to believe, that the information, document or article disclosed was—

(a) germane to an official investigation of, or inquiry into, historic child abuse, and
(b) provided only to an officer of such an investigation or inquiry.”’

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5 responses to “John Mann MP: Official Secrets Act: Clause 2: HoC 23rd Feb

    • lindsey charlton

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