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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 Lord Dubs Lord Dubs Labour 4:00 pm, 9th October 2008

I am grateful for my noble friend's explanation. It is 90 per cent okay—perhaps that is churlish of me—but I am grateful to him. I hope that he will not stop his officials briefing us. I would not want to think that I had abused my conversation with his officials by telling my noble friend what he was going to say. It is very useful to have a chance to talk to officials. Please do not let my letting the cat out of the bag be a reason for not doing it in the future. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.