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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 2018.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 12:00 am, 3rd December 2018

rose— [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] Seen but not heard is the role of the Security Minister.

The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, which is currently transiting through the House of Lords, includes new measures to ensure that our statute book reflects 21st-century threats. That is why we have increased sentencing. New offences around online harm and extraterritorial reach of some existing offences will ensure that our law and order and intelligence services have the tools they need.