Practice – Hearing. The defendant Secretary of State filed a statement of reasons in which she asserted that all of the conditions specified in s 6 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 for the making of a declaration permitting closed material applications were met. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that, as the function of the court was a step removed from any proceedings which could properly be characterised as a criminal cause or matter, all of the statutory criteria in s 6 of the Act for the making of such a declaration had been met.