Policy paper

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (temporary extension) Bills

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Draft emergency legislation which could be introduced where more than 14 days was considered necessary.

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The Home Secretary’s recent review of counter terrorism and security powers recommended a reduction in the maximum period of pre charge detention for terrorist suspects from 28 to 14 days. To deal with any exceptional circumstances the review also recommended the publication of draft emergency legislation which could be introduced where more than 14 days was considered necessary, which would temporarily increase the maximum period back to 28 days. Draft legislation was published on 11 February and is available to download below.