Written statement to Parliament

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (1 March 2013 to 31 May 2013)

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

Written mInisterial statement outlining the Home Secretary's exercise of her TPIM powers during the period 1 March 2013 to 31 May 2013.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May): Section 19(1) of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (the Act) requires the Secretary of State to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of every relevant three-month period on the exercise of her TPIM powers under the Act during that period.

The level of information provided will always be subject to slight variations based on operational advice.

TPIM notices in force (as of 31 May 2013): 8

TPIM notices in respect of British citizens (as of 31 May 2013): 8

TPIM notices extended (during the reporting period): 1

TPIM notices revoked (during the reporting period): 1

TPIM notices revived (during the reporting period): 1

Variations made to measures specified in TPIM notices (during the reporting period): 25

Applications to vary measures specified in TPIM notices refused (during the reporting period): 4

During the reporting period one TPIM notice was revoked because the subject was remanded in custody; and one TPIM notice that had been revoked in a previous quarter was revived upon the subject’s release from prison.

One individual was charged in relation to an offence under section 23 of the Act (contravening a measure specified in a TPIM notice without reasonable excuse) during the period. Section 16 of the Act provides rights of appeal in relation to decisions taken by the Secretary of State under the Act. No appeals were lodged under section 16 during the reporting period. One judgment was handed down by the High Court in relation to an appeal under section 16 of the Act, lodged in a previous quarter. In Secretary of State for the Home Department v CF [2013] EWHC 843 (Admin), handed down on 12 April 2013, the High Court upheld the Secretary of State’s decision not to vary four of the measures imposed under CF’s TPIM notice; the Secretary of State was directed to make an amendment to one other measure. This judgment is available at http://www.bailii.org/

The TPIM Review Group (TRG) keeps every TPIM notice under regular and formal review. The TRG has not met during this reporting period.