Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill — Schedule 8 — Length of Transtional Period During Which Existing Control Orders Remain In Place — 29 Nov 2011 at 16:30
The majority of MPs voted against Control Orders in place when the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill comes into force remaining in place for 365 days, rather than 42 days, unless revoked or quashed.
MPs were considering the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (a) to Lords amendment 11.
Lords amendment 11 stated:
- Page 55, line 26, leave out “28” and insert “42”
Amendment (a) stated:
- Line 1, leave out ‘42’ and insert ‘365’.
The amendments relate to Schedule 8 of the Bill which at the time of the vote defined the "transitional period" as follows:
- “transitional period” means the period of 28 days that begins with the
day of commencement.
Paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 stated:
- A Control Order which is in force immediately before commencement is to remain in force until the end of the transitional period (unless revoked or quashed before the end of that period).
Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) replaced Control Orders and are a civil preventative measure intended to protect the public from the risk posed by suspected terrorists who can be neither prosecuted nor, in the case of foreign nationals, deported, by imposing restrictions intended to prevent or disrupt their engagement in terrorism-related activity.
The threshold for the imposition of a TPIM is "reasonable belief that the individual is or has been involved in terrorism-related activity" which is considered a higher threshold than that required previously for a control order which was "reasonable suspicion" of involvement in such activity.
TPIMs are subject to a two-year time limit and oversight by the courts.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill
-  Amendment sheet for consideration of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill on 29 November 2011
-  Schedule 8 of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Explanatory notes to the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||246 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.7%|
|Lab||3||203 (+2 tell)||0||80.9%|
|LDem||41 (+1 tell)||0||0||73.7%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Margaret Ritchie||South Down||SDLP (front bench)||both|