It is unlikely that Mr Davis and I agree on anything, except what we are now debating. We certainly see eye to eye on this question and have done for considerable time.
The figure of 28 days was not picked out of the air in November 2005, when the maximum period was 14 days and 90 days was proposed. It should be remembered that, in July that year, there had been a massacre-there is no other way to describe it-of 52 innocent people, with others seriously injured. A fortnight later, on
As far as I know, no one actually suggested that the 14 days should stay. There was no vote on whether 14 days should remain the status quo. There was more or less agreement-apart from in the Government and among those who supported the Government at the time-that the number of days of pre-charge detention should be doubled from 14 to 28 days. Those were the circumstances in which we debated the issue at the time.
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