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: To get the resources that we anticipate we need will take more than a year, in terms of being able to get people trained and to get the right equipment. Until we have got that, we will not be able to start to bed things in and see how it works and how it transpires. It also depends on how many people actually go on to the TPIMs regime and how many people come off it. There are a lot of inter-dependants there. The control order put people in the protect and prepare part of the Contest strategy. TPIMs moves them back into the pursue element of the strategy, which is a slight paradox because it was only due to the failure to get sufficient evidence to prosecute them that we moved them into the control order in the first place. So there is a bit of a paradox there.