UK Liberty

Fresh attempt on 90 days expected

Posted in detention without charge by ukliberty on November 16, 2006

The BBC reports that

Ministers are likely to try again to extend the limit on police detaining terror suspects without charge to 90 days, Lord Carlile has told the BBC.

Earlier this week, it reported,

Ministers appear to be limbering up for another battle over plans to allow police to hold terrorism suspects for up to 90 days without charge.

The last time this was put to a vote the Government was defeated 322 votes to 291 and those supporting 28 day detention won 323 to 290. Blair called the police’s case for 90 days “compelling” but critics wondered if that was an appropriate word to describe the evidence provided.