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Clause 68

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:00 am on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 9:00 am, 15th May 2008

Regrettably, I do not think very much of clause 68, and do not understand at all the need to amend the definition in the way proposed. I cannot conceive of a circumstance in which a “racial” cause is not already encompassed within “political, religious or ideological”, because anybody seeking to carry out terrorism on the back of a racial motive would already be caught. For us to add yet another unnecessary category to this growing list seems to me bad legislation, and we should try to avoid it.