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Clause 29

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 3:15 pm, 8th May 2008

I am cautious. If we were dealing only with homicide, I do not think that I would be particularly bothered. However, the issue is that we  now have aggravated terrorist offences that can be almost anything. Using a credit card to carry out some fraudulent activity with a terrorist connection may attract a sentence much higher up the scale than one would normally expect from the sums involved. I thought that the issue ought to be brought before the Committee, although I share my right hon. and learned Friend’s caution. That is why my amendments are probing. I do not have a concluding viewpoint. I am interested to hear the Minister’s view and what degree of consultation has taken place. Based on what the Minister tells me, I am minded to go away and reflect on whether I want to do anything else about it.