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HARRY MAURICE ROBERTS v THE PAROLE BOARD & THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2004)

PUBLISHED July 28, 2004
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[2004] EWCA Civ 1031

Where evidence before a parole board came from a source who would be at risk were his identity to be disclosed to the prisoner, the board had an inherent power to devise procedures to protect that source, including a direction that his evidence should be withheld from the prisoner or from his legal representatives. The board also had the power, through the specially appointed advocate procedure, to mitigate any unfairness to the prisoner caused by the withholding of such evidence.

CA (Civ Div) (Tuckey LJ, Clarke LJ, Jackson J)

28/07/2004

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