The Home Office's response to terrorist attacks: sixth report of session 2009-10, [Vol. 1]: Report, together with formal minutes, Volume 1
The Stationery Office, Feb 2, 2010 - Law - 35 pages
The Home Affairs Committee believes that while the structures now in place may be suitable for combating the terrorist threat as currently constituted, it is not confident that government institutions have the desire to constantly adapt to meet ever-changing threats. A lack of political will has hindered the institution of valuable reforms such as regional policing counter-terrorism units and a degree of institutional inertia has set in to counter-terror operations in the UK. The Committee calls for the merger of many different counter-terrorism committees into a single, formalised National Security Committee, chaired by the Home Secretary or Prime Minister and assisted by a National Security Advisor. The Committee also says there must be changes in the counter terror measures put in place by Government: the control order regime, which has been plagued by questions about its legality since its inception, no longer provides an effective response and should be scrapped. The Government should also introduce legislation to allow the admission of intercept evidence in court, which would make the identification, charging and conviction of terror suspects easier
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admission of intercept allowing the admission Andy Hayman Assistant Commissioner Yates COBRA meetings control order regime counter-terrorism operations counter-terrorism policing David Normington David Winnick events of 2005 evidence in court formalised funding Gary Streeter Government Government's Counter-Terrorism Home Affairs Committee Home Office Written Home Secretary increase institutional inertia intercept evidence Keith Vaz Martin Salter meet ever-changing threats Metropolitan Police Metropolitan Police Service MP Labour National Security Committee National Terrorism Agency Northern Ireland Office of Security Office Written Evidence oral evidence Paragraph Patrick Mercer Police Service policing structure prevent Prime Minister Project CONTEST prosecute reforms regional counter-terrorism units Report Fifth Report Report Fourth Report Report of Session Report Second Report Report Third Report Second Report Third Security and Counter-Terrorism security services Sir Ian Blair Sir John Chilcot Sir Ken Macdonald Sixth Report suggested terrorist attacks terrorist threat Third Report Fourth threat level Tuesday 15 December Weekly Security Meeting