It is sad the legislation contains many provisions we are prepared to accept even though we may not be satisfied with their inclusion. A number of sections, which could have been amenable to amendment if a reasonable timescale had existed, were not amended. A proper and calm parliamentary debate would have resulted in considerable amendments to the section governing the possession of information. A number of sections would be better, more useful and more just if we had adequate time to debate and amend them.
I oppose the idea of emergency legislation. I am not persuaded that such legislation has anything to do with the urgency of arresting people because unless they are incredibly stupid those people will have already received the signals and will no longer be available to be placed under arrest. Unfortunately, having heard the Minister's explanation for them, I cannot find sections of the Bill acceptable. I do not, therefore, support the passing of the Bill.