KIRKLEES leader Clr Kath Pinnock today accused Labour politicians of treating the terror issues with contempt.
She slammed a questionnaire which has been sent out after the Government debate on the issue.
Liberal Democrat Clr Pinnock was scathing about its contents.
She said: "The Labour Party have been asking questions about what people think about the proposed terror legislation by placing a questionnaire on their website.
"The questionnaire consisted of a small number of outrageously leading questions and no comments box.
"They asked: `Do you think our laws should be updated to cope with the current security threat?'
" `Do you think police should have the time and opportunity to complete their investigations into suspected terrorists?' and: `Do you think the Government should make sure there are new safeguards to protect innocent people?'
"It's scarcely believable that the Labour Party should treat such a serious issue and the people they are asking for views, with such contempt.
"The questionnaire did not ask for comments about how the legislation could be undated, or even give sufficient information to allow you to make an informed decision."
Clr Pinnock said that if any of the leading polling organisations had conducted an opinion poll using such leading questions "they would be a laughing stock".
Home Secretary Charles Clarke has already apologised for the questionnaire.
In a statement he said: "I would like to apologise for the questionnaire which was attached to the message that I sent out to party supporters on Friday.
"It was not intended to gauge public opinion, but to start a political debate around the proposals being debated in Parliament.
"Many people have raised with me perfectly valid concerns about how the questions were drafted.
"I can only say that I share those concerns.
"I give my assurance that questions of this type will not be used in the future."