Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:36 pm on 15th February 2006.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Science, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities 6:36 pm, 15th February 2006

On the court judgment that the control orders do not require derogation, I draw the Minister's attention to the paragraph in the Joint Committee report that points out that the obligations by themselves may not amount to a deprivation of liberty but that they may be combined with other obligations. Lord Carlile drew attention to the fact that duration, which is not known at the outset, and all the specifics of a case may have a bearing on whether it amounts to a deprivation of liberty, which would require article 5 derogation.