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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 David Heath David Heath Liberal Democrat, Somerton and Frome 3:15 pm, 8th May 2008

I am listening carefully to the hon. and learned Gentleman’s arguments, which, as he knows, are similar to the ones that we had hoped to deploy in this group. In the circumstances where he envisages a jury establishing whether there is a terrorism connection, what standard of proof does he believe would be appropriate? I notice that he has added his name to our amendment No. 27 but not to our amendment No. 28. Does that suggest that he is happy with a balance-of-probability test on the part of the jury in that instance?