§ Lord Glentoran
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they intend to take advantage of the opportunity to legislate for cyber-terrorism in the Terrorism Bill currently before Parliament; and, if so, how. [HL2597]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
As I indicated at Committee stage of the Terrorism Bill on 16 May (Official Report, col. 229) we are looking carefully at whether the definition of terrorism should explicitly refer to some acts of disruption to or interference with computer systems. Our consideration of the matter is still under way but we expect to be able to advise on the outcome in advance of the Report stage of the Terrorism Bill.