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Filming will not turn courts into 'theatre', pledges Clarke

PUBLISHED December 16, 2011

Justice secretary Ken Clarke (pictured) has insisted he will not allow courts to become ?theatre? despite allowing cameras inside for the first time.

The government is planning to change the law to remove the ban on cameras in court, starting with the Court of Appeal and expanding to the Crown court in due course.

But Clarke, speaking in the House of Commons this week, emphasized he will not allow filming of juries, victims and witnesses under any circumstances.

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