Sweeping powers open to ministers in times of crisis – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2011 in emergency powers, news, violent disorder by sally

“Curfews, bans on travel, assembly and ‘other specified activities’, confiscation of property with or without compensation, and, most drastically, the deployment of the armed forces on the streets to quell disorder are among options open to ministers under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk