The justification for schedule 3 is to avoid creating a legal loophole for serious criminals to escape justice. I am concerned about that but also concerned about serious victims who could be serious criminals. If the statutory defence does not apply, they would still be able to use the current law of duress. They would be able to seek that defence. I am concerned that we are unduly...
The hon. Gentleman says that he is not willing to provide blanket protection, for example, for a child victim of trafficking who finds themselves prosecuted. There is still a need to show that there is no realistic alternative to committing that act, and that is important.
I declare an interested as a former defence solicitor. I hope the Minister will respond that the amendment is not necessary, and that the usual provisions in the law in respect of statutory defences will apply. Once the defence has been raised—indeed, it could be raised in the police station at interview—that on the balance of probabilities, it is more likely than not that a...
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Conservative MP for Enfield, Southgate
Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Youth Custody
- Prisons: Drugs
- Young Offenders
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Accounts Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister, Justice (6 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (14 May 2007 to 3 Jun 2008)
- Member, Draft Legal ServicesBill (Joint Committee) (3 Aug 2006 to 27 Apr 2007)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
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- Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 305 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to Shepherd Harris and Co as a solicitor specialising in criminal law. Address: 96 Silver Street, Enfield, Middlesex.
Received £337.87 for being on police station duty on the weekend of 10 January 2014 (60 hours) and 24 January 2014 (60 hours), also for being a court duty solicitor for 2.5 hours on 13 January 2014. (Registered 14 March 2014)
Received payment of £400 in October 2013 for being on police station duty on the weekends of 26 April 2013, 17 May 2013, 9t August 2013 and 13 September 2013 (60 hours per weekend). Hrs: 240 hrs. (Registered 19 March 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: C/O Shelley Stock Hunter LLP, 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,200
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 11-13 March 2014
Purpose of visit: political delegation
(Registered 18 March 2014)
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