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Part of Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:45 pm on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Lembit Öpik Lembit Öpik Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Welsh Affairs 5:45 pm, 16th January 2007

Is not the hon. Gentleman conscious of the fact that he can achieve that quite straightforwardly by relying on the Criminal Justice Act 2003? We do not need separate and distinct legislation for Northern Ireland to achieve that goal.