Compensation for extra custody days in Britain
British government has moved a legislation for extending police custody to 42 days. However, Government has also planned to pay compensation in case any suspect is not charged after 28 days of captivity.
The government is expected to offer a last-minute compensation deal to help push the 42-day detention plan through.
Under this, any suspect held for more than 28 days and later not charged could receive £3,000 for each extra day in custody, the BBC has learned.
Wednesday's parliamentary vote on extending terror detention to 42 days is expected to be very close.
Extending pre-charge detention from 28 days is opposed by the Conservatives, Lib Dems and 30 or so Labour MPs.
Home Office minister Tony McNulty told the BBC on Tuesday the vote looks "very, very tight".
His comments came after cabinet ministers were told there was "still more to do".
The result is expected to be so close that it might hinge on how the nine Democratic Unionist Party MPs vote.