Wednesday 20 May 2020 / 12:05 AM David Lammy / Nick Thomas-Symonds

Labour responds to proposed changes to sentencing for terror offenders

Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, David Lammy MP, and Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, have promised to ‘look in detail’ and ‘work constructively’ with the government over the proposed Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill.

 

Commenting, Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, said:

“The horrific terrorist attacks on British soil in recent years demonstrate the need to update terrorism sentencing legislation.

“Labour will look in detail at the changes proposed in this Bill. We will work constructively with the Government on measures that reduce the chances of those who commit terrorist offences from re-offending.

“Those who seek to terrorise our communities with savage acts of violence must be stopped.”

 

Commenting, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Home Secretary, said:

“We will never allow ourselves to be divided by those who commit heinous acts that seek to harm our way of life.

“As a responsible opposition, we will work with the Government to scrutinise this proposed piece of legislation to make it effective.

“Labour will work to keep you, your family and your community safe.”