Control orders renewed
The government’s controversial system of using “control orders” to restrict the movements of suspected terrorists has been renewed for another year.
The measure was endorsed by MPs, despite a legal challenge that it threatens civil liberties.
Under the system, individuals who cannot be put on trial or deported face “house arrest” for 16 hours a day. …
The House of Lords is currently considering the cases of two terror suspects who are challenging orders imposed, despite them having no knowledge of the evidence against them.
The vote – Labour largely voted for, LibDems against, Conservatives abstained.