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The 42-day detention vote

The government faced a tough Commons battle over proposals in its Counter-Terrorism Bill to extend the length time a suspect can be held without charge.

After a day of intense debate, the 42-day proposal was narrowly passed by 315 votes to 306.

Below is a selection of video and audio covering the issue.

THE VOTE RESULT IS ANNOUNCED

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Uproar in the House of Commons as the result is announced

REACTION TO THE CRUNCH VOTE
Shadow home secretary David Davis said the government may have won today's vote but the bill would defeated in the House of Lords.

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David Davis : "we won the argument but the government bought the vote"

Home Office Minister Tony McNulty admitted he still faces a tough job persuading colleagues that "this is absolutely the way to go".

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Home Office Minister Tony McNulty on the result

PARTY LEADERS CLASH OVER PLANS

Gordon Brown and David Cameron argued about the proposals during Prime Minister's Questions.


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Grodon Brown and David Cameron clash over the 42-day debate

DIVIDED OPINION: BBC CORRESPONDENTS' ANALYSIS

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford and Chief Political Correspondent James Landale debate the rationale behind the proposals.

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Analysis of 42-day terror detention bill





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