Control orders should be reintroduced if the government "is looking for a stronger policy against extremism", according to shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper.
She said that she hoped ministers had recognised that replacing control orders with Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (Tpims) was a mistake.
She added: "Theresa May has previously argued that Tpims were effective and strong enough, however the evidence has shown otherwise and it is time they reversed their decision."
There are currently no Tpims in use because the experts have warned that the police and the security services do not believe they are effective enough to be worth using, Cooper continued.
She said: "Since Tpims were introduced, two terror suspects absconded - one in a black cab, one in a burka. While the relocation power was used in control orders nobody absconded and the courts consistently upheld them as proportionate and lawful."
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