§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means and on what date Mr. J. J. Rowe QC was informed that his terms of reference for review of the operation of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 in 1998 did not include sections 5, 6 and 7 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998 relating to conspiracy; and what arrangements will be made to review the operation of these sections of the Act.
§ Mr. Straw
[holding answer 29 April 1999]: Mr. Rowe was advised by letter dated 17 November 1998 that the terms of reference for his annual review of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (PTA) did not include review of the conspiracy provisions in sections 5, 6 and 7 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998. Arrangements are now in hand for the appointment of a reviewer of the working of those sections and an announcement will be made in due course.