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Clause 29

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 3:30 pm, 8th May 2008

The Minister has fairly pointed out that the judiciary did not think that this section of the Bill was required. That point of view commends itself to me because the judiciary would simply say that the provision is just not necessary because it can take account of the facts in relation to aggravating circumstances without it having to be spelt out in statute. So why have the Government put the provision in the Bill?