Commons renews control orders under 2005 Terrorism Act

02 March 2010

MPs voted in the Commons to allow the Government to continue to use control orders - introduced as part of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005

The special annual order, which was moved by David Hanson, Minister for Policing, Crime and Counter-Terrorism, means that they can continue to be used for another year. The voting was 206 to 85.

The order renews the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. Sections 1 to 9 of this Act automatically expire after one year, unless approved by both Houses. The renewal means that the UK can continue to use control orders for another year.

The measures put suspected terrorists who cannot be put on trial or deported under a form of house arrest.

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