Clause 43

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 13 May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 11:30, 13 May 2008

This is a simple matter—just to have it on the record. As I understand the purpose of clause 43, it is to ensure that there will be no retrospectivity applying to any decision to reduce a specified term or period requiring notification but, at the same time, will give individuals the benefit of any retrospectivity in cases of extending the period and thereby taking people out of the regime altogether. In those circumstances somebody who has been made subject to a notification process but finds subsequently that the Government change the rules so that they would not have been subject to that process at the outset of notification would thereby no longer have to register.