My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, November 16, 2009

The UK pays terror suspects....

Does the same happen in Canada???
Home Office figures published in Parliament show that since April 2007, the department has spent £611,470 on “living costs” for people put under effective house arrest on the advice of MI5.

The money has been spent on accommodation, council tax, utility bills, telephone line rental, prepaid telephone cards, phone bills and “other subsistence," the Home Office said.

As well as living expenses, the Government is also paying some of the terror suspects undisclosed sums in benefits.

There are currently 13 people under control orders, controversial legal restraints on their movements and actions that are imposed because the security services say they pose a terrorist threat.

Since the orders were introduced in 2005, a total of 44 people have had orders imposed on them.

Of those, 24 have received money for their living expenses. That suggests that each has received an average of more than £25,000 although details of payments to each individual have not been disclosed.

Separate figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show that the total cost to the Home Office of the control orders regime since April 2006 is £9.4 million.

Since 2007, £180,000 has been paid to private security companies contracted to carry out “electronic monitoring” of the suspects.


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