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New Clause 5

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 2:30 pm, 15th May 2008

The purpose of this new clause is not only to stimulate debate and to listen to what the Minister has to say; it goes beyond that. I took the words “unequivocally renounced” because those were the words used in the context of the Northern Ireland peace process about the IRA and Sinn Fein. Although it can clearly always remain a subject of debate and polemic, there came a point where it became fairly apparent that there had been an unequivocal renunciation. That seemed to be as good a term as I was likely to find.