14. The main focus of this Report is consideration
of what we consider to be the most significant of the proposals
which the Government has announced it will be taking forward:
the possible further extension of the 28 day limit on pre-charge
detention, the possible use of intercept as evidence in criminal
prosecutions, and other alternatives to extending pre-charge detention
such as post-charge questioning of terrorism suspects. The Report
also considers some other aspects of counter-terrorism policy,
including the role of special advocates in control order proceedings,
and the conditions of pre-charge detention at Paddington Green.
We intend to inquire further into other matters, including the
definition of terrorism and racial profiling, and to return to
these in a later Report. We also intend to return in a future
Report on torture to other aspects of the Government's counter-terrorism
policy, including towards extraordinary rendition.