Clause 23 — Extension of period of detention by judicial Authority

Part of Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 9th November 2005.

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Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Home Secretary 1:45 pm, 9th November 2005

I can give my hon. Friend the specific assurance that he seeks on his first point: the CPS strongly supports the proposed extension to 90 days. I have said that throughout the debate, because the experience of prosecutors intimately involved in such difficult cases has led them to the same conclusions as senior police officers involved in the process. That is their clear and unequivocal position, explicitly and directly.