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The Home Office's response to terrorist attacks: response to sixth report of the Home Affairs Committee

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

The government response to the sixth report from the Home Affairs Committee (session 2009 to 2010, HC 117).

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The Home Office's response to terrorist attacks: government response to sixth report of the Home Affairs Committee

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The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee (HAC) published the report of its inquiry into the Home Office’s Response to Terrorist Attacks on 2 February 2010.

The inquiry considered aspects of the Government’s counter-terrorism work, focussing in particular on the:

  • immediate response of the Home Office to a terrorist attack, including the effectiveness of the Civil Contingencies Committee (COBR) co-ordinating an immediate Government response
  • potential use of intercept as evidence and the value of control orders
  • misuse and misapplication of anti-terrorism powers
  • Anti-terrorism measures at the European level

This Command Paper sets out the Government response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Committee’s report.