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Call for Evidence

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Draft Bill

The Home Affairs Committee is to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Draft Bill.

It will examine the draft Bill to assess the adequacy of its policy objectives and key provisions.

The deadline for submitting written evidence is midnight on Friday 23 June 2023.

Important information about making a submission

Guidance on giving evidence to a select committee of the House of Commons is available on the website.

Submissions should be received by 12 midnight on Friday 23 June 2023.

If your submission is accepted by the Committee, it will usually be published online. It will then be available permanently for anyone to view. It can’t be changed or removed. If you have included your name or any personal information in your submission, that will normally be published too. Please consider how much personal information you want or need to share.

If you would like to ask the Committee to accept your submission anonymously (meaning it will be published but without your name), or confidentially (meaning it won't be published at all), you can make this request when you upload your submission.

Please note that the Committee can only formally consider submissions which have been written specifically for its inquiry. This means that reproduced material which has already been published elsewhere will be treated as background information; the submission will be shared with the Committee but it will not be accepted or published as written evidence. If you wish to share material with the Committee which has already been published elsewhere, you may do so by emailing it to

If you have any questions, please contact

In line with the general practice of select committees the Home Affairs Committee is not able to take up individual cases. If you would like political support or advice you may wish to contact your local Member of Parliament.

Decisions about publishing evidence anonymously, or about accepting but not publishing evidence, are made by the Committee. 

The Committee has discretion over which submissions it accepts as evidence, and which of those it then publishes on its website. We may anonymise or redact some of your submission if it is published. The Committee may decide to accept evidence on a confidential basis. Confidential submissions remain available to the Committee but are not published or referred to in public. All written evidence will be considered by the Committee, whether or not it is published.

If your evidence raises any safeguarding concerns about you, or other people, then the Committee has a duty to raise these with the appropriate safeguarding authority.

If you have immediate safeguarding concerns about yourself or someone else, you should contact the Police on 999.

We can’t publish submissions that mention ongoing legal cases – contact us if you are not sure what this means for you.

Submissions on the terms of reference set out above should be received by 12 midnight on Friday 23 June 2023.

If you wish to submit evidence after this time, please email for more information.


We understand that the issues raised in this work may be sensitive or upsetting. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this inquiry, you may wish to contact your GP or the following organisations:

Samaritans  Support and guidance for everyone.  Call: 116 123 - 24 hours a day, every day or Email

Mind For information, advice, and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Call: 0300 123 3393

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