Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Revised Guidance) Regulations 2024 Debate

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Department: Home Office

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Revised Guidance) Regulations 2024

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Friday 24th May 2024

(2 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord West of Spithead Portrait Lord West of Spithead (Lab)
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I stand briefly to say that the Intelligence and Security Committee fully supports this.

Lord Coaker Portrait Lord Coaker (Lab)
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We support the extension. It is important to highlight that this statutory instrument simply extends the guidance to Scotland. Although counterterrorism legislation is a reserved matter, the delivery of the Prevent programme is for the devolved Administrations, so this is therefore necessary with respect to Scotland. I have only one question: why 19 August? We wondered why it could not be immediate. Is there a particular reason for that? Notwithstanding that, we fully support the SI.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom Portrait Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Con)
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I thank both noble Lords for their support. Given that this is my second-to-last outing from the Dispatch Box, I am delighted to be able to answer that question: I have not the faintest idea.