Schedule 1 — seizure of passports etc from persons suspected of involvement in terrorism

business of the house (today) – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 15th December 2014.

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Amendment proposed: 17, page 30, line 14, at end insert—

“(c) the individual subject whose travel document has been removed may appeal against this decision in the courts over the evidence on which conditions in paragraph 2(1)(a) and (b) of this schedule were met.”—(Mr Hanson.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 222, Noes 301.

Division number 116

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment made: 13, page 36, line 13, at and insert—

‘( ) Anything done before the day on which this Act is passed is as valid as if done on or after that day for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1) and (2).”—(James Brokenshire.)

This would make it clear that the Secretary of State can comply with the obligations to publish a draft of the code of practice under Schedule 1, to consider representations, to make any appropriate modifications and to lay the draft before Parliament by doing so before the Bill receives Royal Assent.

Schedule 1, as amended, agreed to.