Coroners and Justice Bill — Clause 66 — Independent Commissioner for Terrorist Suspects — 9 Nov 2009 at 22:04

The majority of MPs voted against the creation of an "Independent Commissioner for Terrorist Suspects". MPs disagreed with Lords Amendment number 66 to the Coroners and Justice Bill which proposed inserting the following new clause[1]:
Independent Commissioner for Terrorist Suspects
  1. The Secretary of State shall appoint a person to be known as the Independent Commissioner for Terrorist Suspects (“the Commissioner”) and such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Lord Chief Justice, and shall be on such terms as to length of service and remuneration as the Secretary of State shall determine.
  2. The principal function of the Commissioner shall be to monitor the detention and treatment of terrorist suspects held under section 41 of and Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) and in particular to give the judicial authority such independent assistance as it may require in deciding whether or not to extend the period of detention, and to perform such other related functions as the Secretary of State may determine.
  3. In order to fulfil his functions under this section, the Commissioner shall be entitled to visit Paddington Green Police Station, and any other place of detention where terrorist suspects are held, so as to ensure that the questioning of suspects is being carried out diligently and expeditiously, and in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) and PACE code H.
  4. Such visits shall take place at the discretion of the Commissioner and may be unannounced.
  5. The custody officer shall inform the Commissioner within 24 hours of a terrorist suspect being detained.
  6. The police shall give the Commissioner such assistance as he may reasonably require so that he can fulfil his functions under this section.
  7. The Commissioner shall be entitled to interview terrorist suspects with their consent and may require such interviews to take place in the absence of the police, and he may also attend interviews conducted by the police.
  8. The custody officer shall inform the Commissioner whenever the prosecution is to make an application for the extension of the period of detention and the Commissioner shall be entitled to be present at the hearing.
The Commissioner shall make an annual report to Parliament as to the carrying out of his functions under this section.
The Conservative Party abstained. See also: Exchanges in the Commons and Lords where the proposed role of "Independent Commissioner for Terrorist Suspects" has been mentioned.

The House divided: Ayes 290, Noes 67.

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Martin SalterReading WestLabaye
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Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLabaye
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Jim SheridanPaisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabaye
Siôn SimonBirmingham, ErdingtonLabaye
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Andrew SmithOxford EastLabaye
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Anne SnelgroveSouth SwindonLabaye
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLabaye
Helen SouthworthWarrington SouthLabaye
John SpellarWarleyLabaye
Phyllis StarkeyMilton Keynes South WestLabaye
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Howard StoateDartfordLabaye
Jack StrawBlackburnLabaye
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLabaye
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Mark TamiAlyn and DeesideLabaye
Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
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Stephen TimmsEast HamLabaye
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Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabaye
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Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabaye
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Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabaye
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLabaye
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Claire WardWatfordLabaye
Tom WatsonWest Bromwich EastLabaye
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Alan WhiteheadSouthampton, TestLabaye
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Betty WilliamsConwyLabaye
Michael WillsNorth SwindonLabaye
Phil WilsonSedgefieldLabaye
David WinnickWalsall NorthLabaye
Rosie WintertonDoncaster CentralLabaye
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Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
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Menzies CampbellNorth East FifeLDemno
Alistair CarmichaelOrkney and ShetlandLDemno
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Lynne FeatherstoneHornsey and Wood GreenLDemno
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Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemno
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Nick HarveyNorth DevonLDemno
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Adrian SandersTorbayLDemno
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Jo SwinsonEast DunbartonshireLDemno
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDemno
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Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDemno
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Jennifer WillottCardiff CentralLDemtellno
Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDemno
Elfyn LlwydMeirionnydd Nant ConwyPCno
Adam PriceCarmarthen East and DinefwrPCno
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Mark DurkanFoyleSDLPno
John MasonGlasgow EastSNPno
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