Home Secretary questioned on pre-charge detention

16 May 2011

A Joint Committee of MPs and Peers questioned Theresa May on Monday 16 May about the Government’s proposal to reduce the time available for pre-charge detention to 14 days and to use draft Bills to increase it to 28 days in an emergency.

The Committee aims to establish what the Government hopes to achieve with the proposals, and whether the draft bills would achieve the Government’s aims. The Committee also enquired into the circumstances under which the Home Secretary envisages needing to use the emergency powers.

The evidence session took place at 4.15pm on Monday 16 May in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords. It was webcast live at www.parliamentlive.tv  

Further information

The evidence session is open to the public and media to attend. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance. Please allow time for security screening.

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