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Blunkett plans to lift court ban on covert evidence

PUBLISHED September 23, 2004

David Blunkett is planning to lift the blanket ban on the use of covertly obtained intelligence as evidence in court as a means of easing the controversial policy of detaining suspected foreign terrorists indefinitely without trial.

In an interview with the Guardian, the home secretary today revealed that he is poised to submit the change to Tony Blair following a six-month joint examination of the issue by the Home Office and the intelligence services.