New Clause 53

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:15 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2007.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 6:15, 29 Tachwedd 2007

That is precisely what I did not say in the new clause, which would make it very clear that custody is for those who present a threat to the protection of the public. I have no difficulty with that at all.

Having said that, I am grateful to the Minister for the way that he approached his response. I did not expect a meeting of minds on every issue. Why should there be? However, I do think that we can discuss matters in an intelligent and sensible way. I think that we did that yesterday, with the possible exception of a couple of speeches at the beginning.