Clause 77

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 10:00 am, 15th May 2008

I beg to move amendment No. 199, in page 55, line 7, after second ‘the’ insert ‘national security of the’.

This is really an issue of clarification. The clause applies where

“provision of extra police services at a gas facility in England or Wales is necessary because of a risk of loss of or disruption to the supply of gas connected with it, and...that the loss or disruption would have a serious impact on the United Kingdom or any part of it.”

The amendment seeks to emphasise the point that this is necessary for the purposes of the prevention of terrorism. I should be grateful if the Minister would respond.