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Clause 19

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:45 pm on 29th April 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 5:45 pm, 29th April 2008

That was helpful. Unless I missed it—I was briefly distracted for a moment—I still have not teased out the difference between

“the interests of national security”,

which I thought were one of the primary objectives of the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service, and their “functions”, and whether the two were supposed to be identical. The debate on that can conveniently be left for the next group of amendments. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.