New Clause 2 - Certificates for offences committed in the course of efforts to combat terrorism in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 15th December 2005.

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‘(1)Where an application is made to the certification commissioner for a certificate of eligibility, the commissioner must issue a certificate if—

(a)the applicant is accused of an offence committed in the course of efforts to combat terrorism in Northern Ireland, and

(b)it appears to the commissioner, on the information available to him, that the applicant meets the conditions set out in section 3 above.

(2)The commissioner may preserve the anonymity of any person who makes an application under this section, if he sees fit.’. —[Mr. Peter Robinson.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second Time:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 18.

Division number 53 Nimrod Review — Statement — New Clause 2 - Certificates for offences committed in the course of efforts to combat terrorism in Northern Ireland

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 17 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

NOES

Question accordingly negatived.