Clause 23 — Extension of period of detention by judicial Authority

Part of Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 9th November 2005.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) 3:15 pm, 9th November 2005

The hon. Gentleman makes the point well. The real risk is that, if we detain and then release one suspected terrorist without charge, we radicalise 100 further people—the terrorists of the future. The Bill is dangerous in that respect. The proposal is simply wrong: it will damage liberties, rights and a system of justice fundamental to the British way of life. It will be counter-productive and ineffective.