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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 Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing), Home Office 3:30 pm, 8th May 2008

Purely to formalise that which has prevailed thus far, and because it is right and appropriate to do so. First, doing so will formalise the range of offences for which it is appropriate; those offences are outlined in schedule 2. Secondly, as I have said, the provision will formalise the position that has prevailed in some terrorist cases up to now. It is perfectly proper for the judge to determine whether it is a terrorist offence or otherwise where the principal charge was clearly a non-terrorist offence. It is also perfectly proper for the judge to reflect that in the enhanced sentencing.