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The policy of Her Majesty's Government is always to reduce to the minimum interference by the State with the liberties of the subject. I cannot, however, make any statement about legislation at the present time.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the impression is that whereas the Government have stopped the increase, there is still much which can be done in this matter, which is causing great concern to a great many people in all parts of the House and of the country?
Does the right hon. Gentleman recall that after a Bill dealing with this very matter of restoring liberties to the individual was introduced in another place in 1949, he said in a public speech that he was very much encouraged by the fact that that Bill had been introduced? Does he also realise that when a debate took place a fortnight ago in another place, the Lord Chancellor, speaking on behalf of the Government, not only said that he was much discouraged, but did all he could to discourage everybody else'? Does policy change with taking office?