Control Order Powers

Home Department written statement – made on 13th March 2006.

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Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Home Secretary

Section 14(1) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) requires me to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of every relevant three-month period on my exercise of the control order powers during that period.

The 2005 Act came into force on 11 March 2005, and was renewed by affirmative resolution in both Houses of Parliament on 15 February 2006.

During the fourth period (11 December to 10 March) I made three orders with the permission of the court under section 3(1 )(a) of the 2005 Act—one on 21 December 2005 in respect of a foreign national and two on 24 February 2006 in respect of British citizens.

I have also renewed two control orders in accordance with section 2(4) (b) of the 2005 Act.

There are 11 control orders currently in force, three of which are in respect of British nationals.