Examination of Witness

Part of National Security Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:20 pm on 7th July 2022.

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Dan Dolan:

There are a number of people every year—teenagers—who receive non-custodial sentences under terrorism legislation. That might be someone who shares something online at the age of 16, and my understanding is that the Bill would have an incredibly sweeping impact on their ability to receive those kinds of orders, and, equally, on their rights to access the civil courts for the rest of their lives, which is a fairly dramatic constitutional action.