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Government stands firm on terror bill plans

Peers continue their consideration of the Government's controversial Prevention of Terrorism Bill today, with little sign of a resolution to the furious row over Home Secretary Charles Clarke's plans for house arrest without trial.
Reports yesterday suggested Mr Clarke may be preparing to offer minor concessions in a bid to get the Bill passed before a March 14 deadline.

But Cabinet colleague John Reid made clear there would be no movement on the fundamental principles of the Bill, which would allow 'control orders' to be imposed on terror suspects on the basis of intelligence evidence.

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