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Legislative Scrutiny: National Security Bill

Legislative scrutiny

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is calling for evidence on the National Security Bill.

This Bill received its first reading in the House of Commons on 11 May. it introduces new criminal offences in relation to actions prejudicial to the “safety or interests of the United Kingdom”, enhances security and law enforcement powers and measures in relation to people suspected of foreign power threat activity, and introduces changes to the availability of legal aid and damages to those convicted of terrorist offences. 

The Committee welcomes submissions on this Bill from interested groups and individuals.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 17 June 2022.

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  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA