Clause 83 - Amendment of Terrorism Act 2000equivalent to s. 81

Criminal Justice and Police Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:30 pm on 8th March 2001.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Mr Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Conservative, Surrey Heath

The clause goes with the previous clause, as it is about amendments to the Terrorism Act 2000. Like all responsible Members of the House, from whichever party, we are passionately in favour of the control of and an end to terrorism. We certainly do not want to suggest that we are against the Government's trying to toughen up the 2000 Act. However, our concerns—the Minister has confirmed that he accepts that they are legitimate—must be taken into account on the clause.

Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Minister of State, Home Office

The hon. Gentleman is right, in that the clause makes consequential amendments. I hope that the Committee will agree to let it stand part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 83 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 84 and 85 ordered to stand part of the Bill.