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Lib Dems oppose Clarke over house-arrest terror law

Home Secretary Charles Clarke is heading for 'gridlock' on his anti-terror legislation, Liberal Democrats warned.
Mr Clarke will unveil his new Prevention of Terrorism Bill today, which is expected to create a system of 'control orders' to hold terror suspects under house arrest, deny them access to phones and internet and bar them from associating with certain people.

The Home Secretary needs the Bill on the statute book by March 10, when existing legislation permitting foreign terror suspects to be detained without trial comes up for renewal.

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