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Business Statement


The Lords Chief Whip, Lord Bassam of Brighton, told Peers that emergency legislation would be brought to the House of Lords to ensure the freezing of assets of terror suspects.

The business statement was made following a ruling by the Supreme Court on 27 January that ruled that they were unlawful as they had not been voted on by Parliament.

The government says that new emergency legislation is needed to ensure the assets do not become unfrozen.

Lord Bassam told Peers that all stages would be debated on 9 February to ensure that the bill receives royal assent by the half-term recess.


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