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Rape Anonymity Laws

On whether the Prime Minister was relaxed about the Government pushing ahead with rape anonymity laws, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he did not think there was a great deal to add to what the Prime Minister had said in the House on past occasions; it was something that he thought should be looked at and he made clear he would listen to the different views on this issue. The intention here was to ensure we had a system that was fair and effective.

Asked what the Prime Minister’s personal view was on the issue, the PMS said that the Prime Minister thought that this was an issue we should look at. It was also mentioned in the Coalition document.

Put that there were suggestions in the press over the weekend that the anonymity law could be extended to paedophiles, the PMS replied that the area being looked at was anonymity in rape cases. Put that the two were connected, the PMS reiterated that the policy was about rape.

Asked if this was solely in connection with rape cases and no other sexual offences, the PMS referred people to the Coalition document.

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