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Suspects' families will also face tight controls

PUBLISHED January 28, 2005

Family and friends of terrorist suspects held under house arrest could be subject to tough sanctions even though they have not been accused of a crime, it was disclosed yesterday.

Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, said people living with those subject to executive control orders could be banned from using the telephone or internet and searched every time they came home.
Commenting on Government powers announced this week, Mr Clarke said in an interview with The Telegraph: "Protecting national security must come first.