Control Orders — Annual renewal 2006 — Regrets the inadiquate safeguards — rejected — 15 Feb 2006 at 21:07

Those who were Not-Content implied that they agreed that sections 1 to 9 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 should continue to be in force for a further year, beginning 11 March 2006.

These sections of the Act outline how the Secretary of State can make "control orders" (widely viewed as a form of house arrest) against anyone "for purposes [of] protecting members of the public from a risk of terrorism." This legislation was rushed through the House during a mammoth 30 hour session on 10 March 2005 to cover the fact that a previous terrorism act, which allowed the Secretary of State to detain foreign terrorist suspects without trial indefinitely, was unconstitutional.

For this debate in the House of Lords, the Government was following Section 13 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 with the Secretary of State laying down an order to be approved by a resolution of the House:

Lord Bassam of Brighton rose to move, That the draft order laid before the House on 2 February be approved.

The actual vote here was rejecting an amendment to this motion:

Lord Thomas of Gresford rose to move, as an amendment to the above Motion, at end to insert, "but this House regrets that the safeguards against misuse of the powers conferred by the Act are inadequate given the need for compliance with the obligations of the Human Rights Act 1998".

The House of Commons, meanwhile, approved the order that the power of the Act should continue in a debate without a vote.

This particular process is known as a "weak sunset clause", and was inserted into the Bill on 9 March 2005 against the wishes of the Lords who prefered a "strong sunset clause", one which would require that primary legislation be enacted to extend its powers, not just a Statutory Order as we see here. It was hotly debated at the time that the Bill was being passed, but appears to have lost the interest of those who supported the idea of a strong sunset clause in the meantime.

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Baroness Hooper Conaye
Lord Inglewood Conaye
Lord Norton of LouthConaye
Lord Bridges Crossbenchaye
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Hylton Crossbenchaye
Lord Lloyd of BerwickCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchno
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Kennedy of The ShawsLabaye
Baroness Adams of CraigieleaLabno
Lord Adonis Lab (minister)no
Baroness Amos Lab (minister)no
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabno
Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
Lord Bach Lab (minister)no
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)no
Lord Bhattacharyya Labno
Lord Bilston Labno
Lord Borrie Labno
Lord Brett Labno
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLabno
Lord Burlison Labno
Lord Campbell-Savours Labno
Lord Carter Labno
Lord Carter of ColesLabno
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
Lord Clark of WindermereLabno
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
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Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)tellno
Lord Dixon Labno
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Lord Elder Labno
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Lord Filkin Labno
Lord Foulkes of CumnockLabno
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLabno
Lord Gilbert Labno
Baroness Golding Labno
Lord Goldsmith Lab (minister)no
Baroness Goudie Labno
Lord Gould of BrookwoodLab (minister)no
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)no
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)tellno
Lord Harris of HaringeyLabno
Lord Hart of ChiltonLabno
Lord Haworth Labno
Baroness Henig Labno
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLabno
Lord Hogg of CumbernauldLabno
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)no
Lord Jones Labno
Lord Kirkhill Labno
Lord Lea of CrondallLabno
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabno
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)no
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabno
Lord Maxton Labno
Lord McIntosh of HaringeyLabno
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)no
Lord Moonie Labno
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinLabno
Lord O'Neill of ClackmannanLabno
Baroness Pitkeathley Labno
Baroness Prosser Labno
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLab (minister)no
Lord Rooker Lab (minister)no
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)no
Baroness Royall of BlaisdonLab (minister)no
Lord Sawyer Labno
Lord Sewel Labno
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Lord Stone of BlackheathLabno
Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabno
Baroness Taylor of BoltonLabno
Baroness Thornton Labno
Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)no
Lord Triesman Lab (minister)no
Lord Truscott Labno
Lord Tunnicliffe Labno
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Lord Warner Lab (minister)no
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Baroness Whitaker Labno
Lord Whitty Labno
Baroness Wilkins Labno
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLabno
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)tellaye
Lord Alderdice LDemaye
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Barker LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Chidgey LDemaye
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Garden LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDemaye
Baroness Maddock LDemaye
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)aye
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Methuen LDemaye
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDemaye
Lord Roper LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Russell-Johnston LDemaye
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)tellaye
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)aye

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