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Prevention of Terrorism Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:20 am on 10th March 2005.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 1:20 am, 10th March 2005

I have to say to the hon. Lady that far from not having heard that quote before, it has been bandied around almost ad nauseam. If that is her objection, she could argue that the derogating orders that she is making, which will be made on the balance of probabilities, should not in fact be made on the balance of probabilities at all. Why does she accept that derogating orders should be made on the balance of probabilities, yet persist in this frankly cussed refusal to have the balance of probabilities on non-derogating orders?