'Stop and Quiz' Comes under Fire

May 27, 2007

Source: BBC News


Proposals to allow police to stop and question anyone in the UK under new anti-terror laws have been criticised.

Opponents warned that plans to ask people about their identity and movements may harm community relations.

Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain said care must be taken not to alienate whole communities.

But Home Office minister Tony McNulty said there would be plenty of time for consultation and people should wait to see exactly what the new powers were.