Justice and Security Bill: Ken Clarke on secret courts

Help

Ken Clarke has defended government plans to hold some court cases involving national security in private, and said he was confident the bill would get through Parliament.

The former justice secretary said some cases were "too dangerous" to hear in public because of the risk of revealing secret intelligence in open court.

Speaking to Carole Walker on the Daily Politics about his Justice and Security Bill, Mr Clarke said: "We need spies in these dangerous times".

They also spoke about Chris Grayling taking over his former post and whether that had led to changes in policies on law and order.

MORE FROM THE DAILY POLITICS

More clips on our BBC website; 'like' us on Facebook page; follow us on Twitter or watch full programmes from the last seven days via BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.