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

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:30, 13 May 2008

I have a brief point on which I seek clarification. In what circumstances is it anticipated that someone who is unlawfully at large would notify their address and all the other required information to the police? I just draw attention to subsection (1)(b)(ii), which puts a duty on someone who is unlawfully at large to provide their details. I would be grateful if the Minister—[I nterruption . ] I understand that, but the punishment under the provision is five years on conviction. I would have thought that someone unlawfully at large on a conviction for being unlawfully at large would already be subject to a punishment of that order. I would be grateful for the Minister’s clarification.