§ David Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had on reducing the standards of proof in trials of terrorist or other serious criminal offences. 
§ Ms Blears
I have had no recent discussions on this issue. As I said on 25 February 2004,Official Report, column 328, it is not my intention to lower the standard of proof in criminal cases.
A discussion paper on the future of our anti-terrorism law is currently out for consultation and I look forward to hearing the right hon. Member's contribution to that consultation.