New Clause 6 — Power to make control orders

Part of Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:44 pm on 28th February 2005.

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Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Home Secretary 10:44 pm, 28th February 2005

No, I shall not give way. I have made that clear throughout.

As for the charge made against the Government by many hon. Members that the Bill is further evidence that we are instinctively authoritarian and do not care enough about civil liberties, the poll for The Daily Telegraph shows that 33 per cent. of people agree with that, while 50 per cent. disagree.

Why do I cite those figures in this Third Reading debate? For one simple reason—[Interruption.]