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Prevention of Terrorism Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 10th March 2005.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 6:00 pm, 10th March 2005

Both the Home Secretary and the Prime Minister have repeatedly said that the security services require the control orders. Without going into individual cases, it ought to be perfectly possible for the Government to place before the House, as they have done in the past, the views of the security services—both security services—so that the House can know whether that is correct. As the Home Secretary will appreciate, ever since the events surrounding the Iraq war it has been difficult to take anything that the Government say on trust.