Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:17 pm on 29th October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Judge Lord Judge Judge 8:17 pm, 29th October 2018

That is exactly how it reads. Any judge looking at this will say, “Good heavens, here is a situation in which, under the counterterrorism Act, the defendant has to prove his defence—not adduce evidence so that the matter can be raised for the prosecution to disprove”. When I read this I thought it must be a typing error, but I knew that that could not be the case.