UK Liberty

Interesting probe from David Davis

Posted in law and order by ukliberty on April 8, 2007

David Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the individuals arrested and detained since 1 August 2006 under the Terrorism Act 2006 for a period of up to and including 28 days have since been re-arrested.John Reid, Home Secretary

The statistics requested are not available as the police do not routinely collate information on re-arrests under terrorism legislation.

I wonder if David Davis asked this because he wanted to establish if there was a need for 90 day detention without charge.

If such information was routinely collated, and there were re-arrests, wouldn’t that support the case for 90 day detention?


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