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Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:26 pm on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 2:26 pm, 12th February 2020

My hon. Friend is exactly right. There is a danger that we are simply reacting to this situation in a hand-to-mouth way, rather than in a more strategic way that recognises some of the underlying issues that need to be dealt with over a long time. We may need further legislation, but that should be done in a thoughtful way, with proper scrutiny, not left until the last minute and, as a result, done in a breathless rush.