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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 2016.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:00 am, 13th June 2016

My hon. Friend is right to mention this very important Bill. The measures in the Bill are essential to enable both law enforcement and our security and intelligence agencies to protect us from not only terrorism but serious and organised crime, paedophiles and others. I assure her that we are putting in place world-leading safeguards and oversight arrangements, which will ensure that the balance between privacy and the need to exercise these powers is properly kept.