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Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Elystan-Morgan Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbench 7:15 pm, 4th February 2015

There is no specific reference, of course, in the new clause, Clause 29, to Section 202 of the 1988 Act. The Minister is, no doubt, well aware that the Joint Committee’s report speaks of the necessity for a specific reference to Section 43 and Section 202 in the very same breath. In other words, my submission is that one is the obverse of the other. Section 43 of the 1986 Act guarantees freedom of speech and academic freedom, as it refers to students, employees and so on. Section 202 of the 1988 Act is the obverse of that in that it refers to the freedom of a person to do those things and yet retain employment. The two are inseparable, in my respectful submission.