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Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan has said that the government's defeats on secret courts legislation means that "proper checks and balances are now being put in place."
The Lords may vote on whether to scrap former justice secretary Ken Clarke's plans altogether- but the Labour party have implied that now that the safeguards have been agreed they will not attempt to derail the legislation.
Lord Pannick, an independent peer, said:
The government has suffered a series of defeats in the House of Lords on its secret courts legislation.
Peers from across all political parties voted through a series of safeguards to the use of closed material proceedings (CMPs).
CMPs will prevent claimants in civil cases from hearing all the evidence in case of compromising national security.