Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:17 pm on 15th February 2006.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 5:17 pm, 15th February 2006

Does the Minister share my concern about Lord Carlile's observation on prosecutions? He said:

"I have seen letters from chief officers of police in relation to each controlee certifying that there was no realistic prospect of prosecution. Little is given by way of reasons."

Does the Minister accept that that is unsatisfactory? What steps will the Home Office take to rectify the situation?