Tuesday, March 08, 2005

 

after an impassioned debate, peers voted against ...

Terrorism Bill : The Lords savaged it. Lord Irvine did not support the government's proposals. And, unlike Sir John Stevens, another former metropolitan police commissioner, Lord Condon, was among those to vote against proposals to allow the Home Secretary to impose "control orders " on suspected terrorists. Labour, Liberal Democrat and and Tory peers voted together and defeated the Bill by a majority of 130. See Independent's Lords inflict defeat on anti-terror Bill

"....The former metropolitan police commissioner, Lord Condon, was among those to vote against proposals to allow the Home Secretary to impose "control orders " on suspected terrorists. The independent peer's intervention comes despite a warning this weekend from his successor Sir John Stevens that about 200 "Osama bin Laden-trained terrorists are walking Britain's streets." He claimed it was "vital" the Bill be passed as soon as possible.


But after an impassioned debate, peers voted against giving the Home Secretary powers to impose Control orders including curfews, electronic tags and internet bans..." Read in full


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