Clegg: Lib Dems will support counter-terrorism plans
New measures to replace control orders have been revealed by Home Secretary Theresa May, after a review of counter-terrorism powers.
The control order regime should now be scrapped by the end of the year and replaced with T-Pims (Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures).
But critics have said the new system is little more than "control orders lite".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, whose Liberal Democrat Party pledged to scrap control orders in their general election manifesto, has defended the new scheme saying that it struck the right balance between liberty and security.
26 Jan 2011
- From the section UK Politics