Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:49 pm on 26th October 2005.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting 5:49 pm, 26th October 2005

I accept my hon. Friend's point that it is not the intention of the legislation to discriminate against communities. However, the figures on the ethnicity of those people who have been subjected to stop and search under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 leave no doubt that the perception in the community that those so treated are of a certain faith and ethnicity is correct.