Govt secret courts defeat

The government has suffered a series of defeats in the House of Lords on its secret courts legislation.

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Government suffers defeats on secret courts plans

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.

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