Clause 21 — Suspected international terrorist: certification
Orders of the Day — Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — [1st Allotted Day]
Mr David Blunkett (Home Secretary; Sheffield, Brightside, Labour)
That is an interesting debating point. I should warn the hon. Member that I have read chunks of his 1999 book, which relates, interestingly, to definitions of freedom and the role of politics. I happen to believe that if people wish to leave this country after they have come here voluntarily, they should be free to do so. If they choose to do so, that is very different from a Home Secretary deporting them on a certificate in the belief that they are a risk, but in circumstances in which their lives would then be at risk.