Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Part of Deferred Divisions – in the House of Commons at 7:02 pm on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 7:02 pm, 4th July 2012

I understand my hon. Friend’s particular interest in this subject. Clearly, we need to be satisfied that a particular organisation meets the statutory requirements for proscription, which I outlined at the start of my contribution. We seek to draw on information wherever it is available so that we can determine that the relevant steps are met in respect of the statutory tests, thus giving the Home Secretary the discretion to exercise a determination to proscribe an organisation.

We believe there is ample evidence to suggest that IM is concerned in terrorism, and I believe it is right to add the organisation to the list of proscribed organisations under schedule 2 to the 2000 Act. I commend the order to the House.