Commons debate statutory instrument on terrorism

25 March 2015

MPs debated a motion to approve the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 in the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 March 2015.

The debate was opened by the Minister for Security and Immigration, James Brokenshire. Shadow Minister for Home Affairs, Diana Johnson, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The motion was agreed on question, without a vote.

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015

The draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 was laid on 23 March 2015 under the affirmative procedure. The instrument must be approved by the House of Commons and House of Lords before it can come into force.

Once approved the instrument will add Jamaat ul-Ahrar (JuA) and the Haqqani Network (HQN) to the list of proscribed organisations in the Terrorism Act 2000.

The instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Related Information

Statutory Instruments

Statutory Instruments are a type of delegated legislation. Delegated legislation allows the Government to make changes to a law without needing to push through a completely new Act of Parliament.

The original Act (also known as primary legislation) would have provisions that allow for future delegated legislation to alter the law to differing degrees.
These changes range from the technical, like altering the level of a fine, to fleshing out Acts with greater detail; often an Act contains only a broad framework of its purpose and more complex content is added through delegated legislation.

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