Clause 4 - Involvement in terrorism-related activity

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:00 pm on 28 June 2011.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

Clause 4(1)(d) mentions

“conduct which gives support or assistance to individuals who are known or believed by the individuals concerned to be involved in conduct falling within paragraphs (a) to (c);”.

Perhaps the Minister can help me. I am slightly concerned about financial support and whether there are issues concerning individuals who get money for supporting people who may be involved in terrorist activity. I tabled an amendment on the matter, but it was not selected and the point may be covered elsewhere in the law. If the Minister is not able to answer me now, perhaps he will write to me later and let me have the details, so that my fears are allayed and the issue of financial support is covered.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

My understanding is that financial support would be covered by the definition in clause 4(1)(d). That is my clear understanding of the legislation, and I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for enabling me to put that on the record.

Photo of Stephen Phillips Stephen Phillips Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham

I rise merely to say that the Minister’s understanding is correct.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 4 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.