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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 Douglas Hogg Douglas Hogg Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 3:15 pm, 8th May 2008

I am trying to identify my hon. and learned Friend’s position. Let us take a plea of guilty that is to be dealt with by the single judge—the jury not having been empanelled. Is my hon. and learned Friend suggesting that in such a case a jury should be empanelled, as it were, on a Newton hearing to determine whether or not the offence is terrorist related?