In the past week, Treasury has published a draft of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill. It also published and got Royal Assent for the Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill. The Temporary Provisions Bill will deem valid the Terrorism Orders that the Supreme Court found the Government had not validly made under the United Nations Act (see FReD This Week 29 January). The Court had refused to suspend the operation of its judgment and on 4 February ordered the Order to be quashed. Treasury has had to take this action to keep asset-freezing restrictions while it puts a permanent regime in place. Treasury asked for the Bill to be fast-tracked, and it is effective until the end of 2010. The Act also retrospectively validates any actions taken under the quashed Order. The Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill is a longer piece of legislation and gives full and proper effect in the UK to UN Security Council Resolutions 1373 and 1452. Treasury also gave notice of changes to the sanctions lists in respect of Al Qaida and the Taliban.