ref date:30 Oct 2000 (WBA)
Entrapment schemes for criminals need VERY careful scrutiny
Lord Justice Saville, a law lord, said this of new BLAIRITE plans to use USA type entrapment techniques to entice people into committing crimes: "I am not in favour of entrapment, and most judges would react with extreme caution because it offends the British sense of justice.
Certainly, I would have thought there would be repercussions as
far as the European Human Rights Act is concerned. The Article 6
fair trial provisions make it clear that it is unfair to trap people."
However, right winger Chief Inspector John Powell of the Metropolitan police said:
"Anything that widens our scope in the fight against crime has got
to be welcomed."
One LABOUR MP raised the usual excuse to infringe our basic Legally backed human rights -"The problems with the internet where
predatory paedophiles are concerned are an obvious starting point,
but we want to look at how any change could be used across the