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Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:51 pm on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright Conservative, Kenilworth and Southam 12:51 pm, 12th February 2020

My right hon. and learned Friend has mentioned the effect of this legislation that will keep terrorist prisoners in custody for longer, and he has rightly paid tribute to prison imams, who maintain religious interventions for those whose motivation for their terrorist offending is at least claimed to be religious. Can he reassure us that, given the extra time in custody that many of these prisoners will now serve, such effective and in many cases very brave interventions by prison imams will be given the extra time available to take further effect?