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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 Tom Brake Tom Brake Shadow Minister (Olympics and London), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Olympics and London) 2:30 pm, 15th May 2008

I thank the hon. and learned Gentleman for explaining that. He made a good choice. However, what is also illustrated is that in arriving at the point where it was agreed that Sinn Fein had unequivocally renounced support for terrorism, there were a large number of staging posts along the way where some argued that it had, and others that it had not. Because of the problems about agreeing where the point of unequivocal renunciation arises, we are not inclined to support the measure.