Terrorist-Asset Freezing Bill: all Lords stages

10 February 2010

The House of Lords considered all stages of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill - which is being fast-tracked through both Houses of Parliament - on 9 February.

Royal Assent for the Bill - when it will become an Act of Parliament (law) - is scheduled for 10 February.

This Bill will reinstate the Government's terrorist asset-freezing regime, after the Supreme Court quashed the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 and provisions in the Al-Qaida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2006.

The Supreme Court found the Treasury was acting beyond its powers in using the United Nations Act to give effect to United Nations Security Council Resolutions on freezing terrorists' assets. The Bill will make the provisions of the two Orders in Council valid again.

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