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'COMMITTEE RIGHT TO RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT CIVIL CONTINGENCIES BILL'

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Responding to concerns voiced by the Civil Contingencies Bill committee ...
Responding to concerns voiced by the Civil Contingencies Bill committee

about government plans to bolster Britain's response to terrorist attacks*,

Richard Allan, Liberal Democrat member of the committee, said: 'The

committee has pointed out some valid and serious concerns about the

draft bill. Emergencies should not be used to justify the government having

powers to override basic constitutional rights.'

* 'DRAFT CIVIL CONTINGENCIES BILL IS OPEN TO MISUSE OF EMERGENCY POWERS'(Parliament)

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