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UK political parties agree on new terror bill coming in October

[JURIST] UK Home Office [official website] Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile] said on Monday that the three main political parties in the UK - Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal-Democrats - have reached an agreement in principal regarding new anti-terrorism legislation in the wake of the London bombings. Legislation targeting preparation for and planning of terrorist attacks will be introduced in October. Controversial provisions such as any invokving so-called "control orders" [JURIST report] will be introduced separately. The new measures are expected to become law by December [Guardian report]. BBC News has more.

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