Appendix 3
Submissions summary and comment


1The Issues Paper National Security Information in Proceedings (IP 38) explored the options for protecting security information in proceedings, drawing on the experience of the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia as well the as yet untested New Zealand closed procedure regimes. The Commission asked for submissions and feedback on whether further legislative provision for closed procedures would be desirable and on the nature and shape of any closed procedure.

2As outlined in [1.24] – [1.32] of Chapter 1, the Commission also undertook an extensive consultation exercise both with government agencies involved in national security matters and also with individuals and organisations outside the Crown who had particular expertise or an interest in these issues.

3In this chapter, we report back on submissions and feedback during consultation on the key issues discussed in the Issues Paper.