My evidence on the Bill
For the second time in a week, I gave evidence to a parliamentary committee on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.¬† The Bill,¬†fast-tracked as is often the fate of counter-terrorism legislation,¬†completed its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday.¬† Subjects covered include TPIMs, temporary exclusion orders, passport removal and the value (if any) of the Independent Reviewer. Read more…
The Home Affairs Select Committee is currently engaged in a wide-ranging review of Counter-Terrorism.¬† My contributions to date are:
- Written evidence of 30 September 2013 on the range of topics initially identified by HASC (p-. 76-82)
- Oral evidence of 12 November 2013 (available also¬†on video here), covering TPIMs versus control orders, Schedule 7 and other matters.
- Written evidence of 20 November 2013 on reform to Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (pp. 83-96).
In December 2011 I¬†gave¬†oral evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s enquiry into the roots of violent radicalisation: p. 127, (QQ 378-407).¬† I was asked particularly about proscription.¬† This was my first appearance before HASC, and the questioning extended also to pre-charge detention, stop and search, Schedule 7 and how I saw¬†the role of Independent Reviewer.
The Committee reported in February 2012 and the Government response was in June 2012.¬† I continue to address proscription and deproscription in my annual Terrorism Acts reports and in features on this website: see¬†here and ¬†here.