(the) Terrorism Act

(the) Terrorism Act
the Terrorism Act [the Terrorism Act]
a law introduced in Britain in 2000 which made certain groups illegal, gave the police extra powers to investigate ↑terrorists and created some new criminal offences related to ↑terrorism. A second Terrorism Aact in 2006 added new offences, gave new powers to the police and increased the time a person suspected of ↑terrorism may be held by the police from 14 to 28 days. In 2008 the government introduced a Counter-Terrorism Bill which included another increase to 42 days but this change was not approved by Parliament.

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