[holding answer 26 January 2010]: The Home Office does not hold statistics which will answer this question. Investigations into terrorism suspects in the Metropolitan Police Authority area are the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police Service and security services. Responsibility for prosecution of terrorism suspects lies with the Crown Prosecution Service.
[holding answer 26 January 2010]: To date, three individuals have been held in pre-charge detention under counter-terrorism legislation for more than 14 days and subsequently released without charge. Their date(s) of arrest were as follows:
1. 9 August 2006
2. 10 August 2006
3. 10 August 2006.
All three were released on 6 September 2006.
(2) what the date was of the most recent arrest under counter-terrorism legislation following which a suspect was held in pre-charge detention for over (a) 14 days and (b) 28 days.
[holding answer 26 January 2010]: The Home Office does not hold statistics which are recorded in this way. However, the Home Office does collate statistics on the number of terrorism arrests and convictions and these are included in a Bulletin published for the first time on 13 May 2009 (Statistics on Terrorism Arrests and Outcomes Great Britain 11 September 2001 to 31 March 2008). The first edition of the Bulletin is available at:
The second issue of the Bulletin was published on 26 November 2009 and is available via the link below: