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 Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness 5:18 pm, 26th October 2005

If there is another atrocity, the red-top papers will call for blood, and the police will want to show that they are taking action. Is there not a danger that they will trawl the friends or associates of anyone whom they believe may have been involved, and that as a result such people will spend a long time in custody? People who have committed no offence may be convicted as though they had committed an offence that would normally carry six months' imprisonment.