02 MAR 2015

Terrorism and Human Rights Reform

I asked the Home Secretary to consider human rights reform and a Communications Data Bill to help us tackle terrorism.

Charlie: Given that many of these terrorists represent a clear and present danger to our country, our national security and the security of individuals, is it not important that we offer our intelligence services more powers, particularly through human rights reform and a communications data Bill, to ensure that we can secure our nation properly?

Home Secretary (Theresa May): My hon. Friend makes an important point about the impact that human rights legislation has sometimes had, for example on our ability to deport certain individuals who pose a threat to us here in the UK. I am clear that we need to reform our human rights legislation and introduce a communications data Bill, and a Conservative Government after 7 May will do just that.


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Charlie Elphicke

It is an honour and privilege to have served as Member of Parliament for Dover & Deal. I try to press the case for Dover & Deal whenever possible in Parliament.

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