Control Orders

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd July 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many control orders were (a) issued and (b) breached in each of the last two years.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The Secretary of State reports to Parliament on the exercise of her powers under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 on a quarterly basis, and additionally on an ad hoc basis if required. I refer the hon. Member to the reports covering the last two years, dated 21 June 2010, 16 March 2010, 15 December 2009, 16 September 2009, 15 June 2009, 12 March 2009, 15 December 2008 and 15 September 2008.

As set out in these reports, in the period 11 June 2008 to 10 June 2009, seven new control orders were served of which three were in force for between six months and one year and four remained in force as at 10 June 2010 having been in force for between one and two years. In the period 11 June 2009 to 10 June 2010, four new control orders were served all of which remained in force as at 10 June 2010 with three of those having been in force for less than six months and three having been in force for between six months and one year.

These statements give as much information as we can provide about how many control orders were breached, with regard to national security and the risk of prejudicing any law enforcement interests.

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