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Control orders explained
Control orders contain conditions restricting the behaviour and movement of the recipient.

The government says they would be imposed on terror suspects who cannot be prosecuted in courts.

This could be because the evidence against them has been collected by bugging the suspect - and is therefore inadmissible - or because using it could reveal intelligence sources.

Interim orders, signed by the home secretary, must be referred to a judge within seven days for confirmation.

They could include:

  • Banning possession or use of specified articles or substances

  • Prohibiting the use of certain services, such as internet or phones

  • Restricting work or business

  • Restricting association or communication with certain individuals, or other people generally

  • Restricting the person's place of residence or who is allowed into the premises

  • Requiring the person to be at specified places or in a particular area at certain times or days

  • Restricting movements within the UK or international travel

  • A specific 24-hour ban on movements

  • Requiring the surrendering of a passport

  • A requirement to give access to specified people to his home

  • A requirement to allow officials to search his home

  • A requirement to let officials remove items from premises for tests

  • A requirement to be monitored by electronic tagging or other means

  • A requirement to provide information to an official on demand

  • A requirement to report at a specified time and place






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