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Government fails to appoint new Independent Reviewer of Terror Legislation

It has been revealed today that the Home Office has failed to appoint a new Independent Reviewer of Terror Legislation, after Max Hill QC released his last annual report as Independent Reviewer of Terror Legislation before standing down to become Director of Public Prosecutions.

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Security Minister, said:

“The Home Office has known since July at least that they need to appoint a successor for this vitally important role and yet they appear to have done nothing since.

“Now we are faced with a worrying gap in oversight of the operation of terrorism legislation. This is completely unacceptable especially as the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill is currently going through Parliament.

“The Home Office must provide assurances that a new Independent Reviewer will be appointed urgently.”