Police: Powers

Home Department written question – answered on 27th July 2010.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times police exercised powers under section 22 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 to engage in post-charge questioning of terrorist suspects in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; and how many times police have exercised such powers in 2010 to date.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) , The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The provisions on post-charge questioning in Section 22 of Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 have not been commenced. The police have, therefore, not exercised this power to date. As part of the Government's urgent review of pre-charge detention, the Government will be considering whether and if so how post-charge questioning might be used.

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