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Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2009-10

Last updated: 17 August 2010 at 14:29

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Long title

Make a provision for the temporary validity of certain Orders in Council imposing financial restrictions on, and in relation to, persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activity; and for connected purposes.


This Bill will reinstate the Government's terrorist asset-freezing regime, after the Supreme Court quashed the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 and provisions in the Al-Qaida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2006.

The Court found that the Treasury was exceeding its powers in using the United Nations Act to give effect to United Nations Security Council Resolutions on freezing terrorists' assets. The Bill, which will be put through Parliament using the fast-track procedure, will make the provisions of the two Orders in Council valid again.

Sponsoring departments

HM Treasury
Mr Alistair Darling
Labour, Edinburgh South West
HM Treasury
Lord Myners
Labour, Life peer

Current version of the Bill

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010 c.2
10 February 2010

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
In progress
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