Clause 1

Part of Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 5:15 pm, 16th January 2007

I am following the hon. Gentleman’s argument. Does he not believe that there is a distinction between friends and relatives? I understand his point about third and fourth cousins, but whether someone is a relative can be determined fairly, which is not necessarily the case with a friend.