General Article Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill

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On 26 January 2011 the Home Secretary announced the outcome of the review of counter-terrorism and security powers, including the review of control orders. This included a commitment to repeal control orders and replace them with a more focussed and less intrusive system of terrorism prevention and investigation measures.

The new system will protect the public from individuals who pose a real terrorist threat, but whom we cannot prosecute or, in the case of foreign nationals, deport.

The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill marks a key milestone in the Government’s programme to rebalance intrusive security powers and increase safeguards for civil liberties.

The Bill and explanatory notes can be found on the Parliament website (

What will the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill do?

The Bill includes the following provisions:

  • repeal of control orders (Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005);
  • introduction of replacement system of t...

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