Clause 65

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:30 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2007.

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Photo of Harry Cohen Harry Cohen Llafur, Leyton and Wanstead 5:30, 22 Tachwedd 2007

Well, we have had such a debate before, and there is a host of inconsistencies not least in the dreadful Longhurst case when the man was murderously deranged. He could easily have picked up committing such acts from watching classified horror  films, which are 10 a penny all over the place. In a way, that is the point that the hon. Gentleman is making. Yet it is not covered by the Bill, so there is a problem. Moreover, such films are legitimate entertainment for the majority of people, more than 99 per cent. of whom would not copy any of the acts that they had seen performed. There are inconsistencies in the way in which issues have been dealt with under the Bill, but we have had that debate. I do not want to reiterate it. Such a point was well made by Liberty, too, in some of its representations. It said that some classified films and images could be caught.