Minister’s plan for new stop-and-question powers takes senior officers by surprise – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2007 in news, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Government plans for new police powers to stop and question people were greeted with a barrage of criticism yesterday, after it emerged that senior police officers had neither requested the change nor been consulted. The Home Office confirmed that the power would be included in a counterterrorism bill to be announced in early June. But the vehemence and breadth of criticism led Home Office ministers to signal a willingness to compromise after the idea was also attacked by MPs, civil liberties and Muslim groups as unnecessary and harmful.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2007