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Counter-Terrorism Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 9th October 2008.

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Photo of The Earl of Onslow The Earl of Onslow Conservative 4:00 pm, 9th October 2008

I find the noble Lord's reasoning compelling; it seems to need to make complete sense. Those at Bagram air base, the Pakistani joint intelligence service and the Syrians are people from whom we all get information. In those places, there has been well documented evidence of ill treatment. The Americans have certainly used waterboarding, which President Bush says is not torture; we say that it is. I leave those questions hanging in the air, because the implication is obvious. These people have reputations for behaving rather badly. Would the noble Lord like to comment before, I hope, the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, withdraws the amendment?