Examination of Witnesses

Part of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:47 am on 21st June 2011.

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Stuart Osborne: The role the police will perform under terrorism prevention and investigation measures is exactly the same as that under control orders, in that it is for us to monitor and enforce the order, so that will  not change. Some of the changes in the Bill, such as with regard to relocation, night curfew or night residence, will mean that the environment becomes more challenging for police to work in. Therefore, we will need some additional resources to meet the additional demands. We have made submissions to the Home Office for a budget increase to cover that.

In relation to whether we will we be in a different place, the challenges will be greater, and the resourcing and policing techniques will need to be different. However, we are hopeful that we will be able to do our utmost to make sure that the risk does not increase.