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Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005

Volume 694: debated on Wednesday 25 July 2007

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Jacqui Smith) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

In accordance with Section 14(3) and Section 14(5) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC prepared a report on the operation of the Act in 2006, which the Minister for Security, Counterterrorism and Police laid before the House on 19 February 2007.

I am grateful to Lord Carlile for his detailed report and I have given close consideration to his recommendations. Following consultation within my department and with other relevant agencies, I am pleased to place my response to Lord Carlile’s recommendations in the House Library today.