Counter-Terrorism Bill

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Clause 67

Inquests: intercept evidence
Mr. McNulty: I beg to move amendment No. 177, in clause 67, page 48, line 22, after ‘1988’ insert
‘or section 18A of the Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959’.
The Chairman: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government new clause 6—Certificate requiring inquest to be held without a jury: Northern Ireland.
“the consideration of material that should not be made public”.
When a certificate has effect, an inquest must be held or continued without a jury. Effectively, the new clause means that clause 64, as agreed to by the Committee, should also apply to Northern Ireland. These are entirely technical, nay territorial, changes, and I commend them to the Committee.
Amendment agreed to.
Mr. Grieve: As a matter of consistency, I will be voting against clause 67, as it follows from the other clauses that we voted against, whereas the previous clause on inquiries was quite different.
Question put, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.
The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 6.
Division No. 11 ]
Bailey, Mr. Adrian
Brown, Mr. Russell
Campbell, Mr. Alan
Coaker, Mr. Vernon
Gwynne, Andrew
Heppell, Mr. John
Hodgson, Mrs. Sharon
McNulty, rh Mr. Tony
Reed, Mr. Jamie
Taylor, Ms Dari
Blunt, Mr. Crispin
Grieve, Mr. Dominic
Heath, Mr. David
Hogg, rh Mr. Douglas
Holloway, Mr. Adam
Llwyd, Mr. Elfyn
Question accordingly agreed to.
Clause 67, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Further consideration adjourned.—[Mr. Campbell.]
Adjourned accordingly at six minutes to Seven o’clock till Thursday 15 May at Nine o’clock.
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