Schedule 1

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 6th May 2008.

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Photo of Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer Conservative, Newark 12:30 pm, 6th May 2008

The Minister used the phrase “monstrously difficult” to gather evidence. Will the hon. Lady cast her mind back to Operation Overt on evidence gathering of a year or so ago. This alleged plot was more complex, more sinister probably, than the 9/11 plot in America. If the evidence is so difficult to get, why did so few people require the whole 28-day period before they were charged?