JUST one extremist in Britain is under curfew despite there being more than 2,000 terror suspects in the UK, it has been revealed.
The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures, known as T-Pims, is used by the police and MI5 to keep surveillance on terror suspects who are yet to be deported.
But, as of May this year, the security system is only being used to track one terror suspect, according to a statement handed to Parliament just before the summer recess.
British judges have been accused of watering down T-Pims conditions, meaning forces are reluctant to fritter thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money in legal fees in order to use the system on suspects.
Independent reviewer of terror legislation Lord Carlile said: “It is surprising and worrying that we are down to just one T-Pim given the situation appertaining all over Europe.
“We know that there is a severe risk of terror attack. I hope that the Government is examining the possibility of increasing the use of T-Pims or toughening them up.
Chairman of the Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz said he was “puzzled” by the lack of use of the order.
He said: “It is puzzling that there is only one T-Pim in place given the number of persons who are under surveillance and the threat level.
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