Report on the operation of the terrorism act 2000

In June 2007 Lord Carlile of Berriew, Q.C. produced a report entitled” REPORT ON THE OPERATION IN

2006 OF THE TERRORISM ACT 2000″ in this he made several comments about the Terrorism Act 2000, one of the more interesting comments is made on page 73 of the report, it states “significant amendment introduced by ATCSA2001 allowed authorisation for the obtaining from a detained person of fingerprints, restricted to cases of refusal of identity or where there are reasonable grounds to doubt the claimed identity. Used fairly, this is a proportional and reasonable provision, and should work adequately.Three years ago I recommended that statistics should be kept by the Home Office of the use of this power. Frustratingly, I have yet to be provided with them: they should now be made available.

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