New Clause 8

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

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Plea negotiation

‘(1) The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of the passing of this Act, make regulations which make provision for the use of plea negotiation for defendants charged with terrorism offences or offences with a terrorist connection.

(2) Regulations made under subsection (1) may provide for the circumstances in which defendants can mitigate their sentence by pleading guilty at trial.

(3) The Secretary of State may before making regulations under subsection (1), consult such organisation as she considers appropriate.’.—[Mr. Hogg.]