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New Clause 5

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 2:45 pm, 15th May 2008

I shall satisfy the Minister by un-tabling it, if that is the correct terminology, although I have some slight doubt about that. The Minister’s demotic adds richly to the proceedings of the Committee. This is an important issue. New clause 11 could well provide the basis of a formula that could be of considerable assistance to the Government in dealing with some organisations on the fringes of terrorism, in cases where there seems to be a considerable amount of evidence that they are fellow travellers with terrorism, even if they have found it convenient for their own purposes to step to one side and claim that their hands are clean. For those reasons, I very much hope that the Minister’s assurance is that the issue has not been lost sight of and can be returned to, and I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.