Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:18 pm on 26th October 2005.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour, Preston 5:18 pm, 26th October 2005

The hon. Gentleman's point, which is a strong one, is that if someone refuses to provide a key to an encrypted piece of data, the shadow Home Secretary's suggestion is that he should be charged with the latter offence rather than the potential offence, which might be much greater.