Counter-terrorism and Security Powers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 13th July 2010.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 3:31 pm, 13th July 2010

On the point that the Home Secretary has just made about legal interpretation, has she taken note of the fact that many senior members of the judiciary, including the Lord Chief Justice, have raised serious concerns relating to the manner in which the convention on human rights has been interpreted by the Court in Strasbourg and that, for practical purposes, the balance between protecting civil liberties on the one hand and the security of the people on the other must be maintained? Therefore, the review is welcome, but she must take into account the fact that many senior members of the judiciary do not regard this as xenophobic legal nonsense.