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Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:28 pm on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings 1:28 pm, 12th February 2020

The hon. Gentleman is making a point about capacity, and that seems to be reasonable. Early release—scores of convicted terrorists have been released early since 2013—adds to demand on capacity and he is making a case that we should address that. On that basis, I am sure he would want to support the Secretary of State in taking that pressure away, building morale and, as he described, allowing the police to exercise capacity more effectively.