Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Number of Times an Authorisation for a Statement to Be Recorded in the Absence of an Appropriate Adult Was Sought in the Past Five Years

Published: 05 July 2023


Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in each of the past five years (a) how many times has an authorisation for a statement to be recorded in the absence of an Appropriate Adult been sought from an investigation supervisor; and (b) how many times has such an authorisation been (i) granted and (ii) not granted.


Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:

1. As mentioned in Parliament on 8 May 2023, we do not track the number of instances when an Appropriate Adult was not activated for an interview.