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New Clause 4

Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:30 pm on 15th May 2008.

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Pre-charge detention: minor amendments

‘(1) In paragraph 9 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (direction that detained person may consult solicitor only within sight and hearing of qualified officer), for sub-paragraph (3) (grounds on which direction may be given) substitute—

“(3) A direction under this paragraph may be given only if the officer giving it has reasonable grounds for believing—

(a) that, unless the direction is given, the exercise of the right by the detained person will have any of the consequences specified in paragraph 8(4), or

(b) that the detained person has benefited from his criminal conduct and that, unless the direction is given, the exercise of the right by the detained person will hinder the recovery of the value of the property constituting the benefit.”.

(2) In paragraph 29(4) of that Schedule (meaning of “judicial authority”), in paragraphs (a) and (c) omit “after consulting the Lord Chancellor”.’.—[Mr. McNulty.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.