§ 23. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied that the judges' rules are clear as to the rights of an individual detained by the police; and, if not, how he intends to clarify those rights.280W
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
The Rules, which in their present form date from 1964, were drawn up by a committee of judges, and although I accept that occasional difficulties have arisen in their interpretation I believe that in general the Rules strike an acceptable balance between the rights of the individual and the interests of the community in bringing offenders to justice. I am, however, willing to consider specific representations in conjunction with anything which the Devlin and Fisher inquiries may have to say on these matters.