Chapter 2, Control orders, of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005could
ban the use (and probably the disconnection) of mobile. Section 1 (4) says
(a) a prohibition or restriction on his possession or use of specified
articles or substances
How a control order is issued I believe is up to the Secretary of State
(Section 1 (1)), not the courts, so whether there is a specific police
power of mobile blockage there I don't know.
But this is way beyond the original discussion.
Doug Weller wrote:
> Hi Guy
> Saturday, September 2, 2006, 7:51:43 AM, you wrote:
>> The police have no powers to block a phone but the phone companies do
>> and regularly block phones which have been reported lost or stolen.
> This is absolutely correct. But they do it at the request of the user or other authorised person of course.
> I look after a huge mobile phone contract and although I also can't say for sure (we are looking at proving a negative here I think), I can't think of any way the police can get a phone blocked, even with a warrant. In fact, I can't think of anyway the police can get any civil contract voided, can anyone else? Because that is what we are talking about I believe.