Part 1 E+W+S+N.I.Offences

Increases of penaltiesE+W+S+N.I.

13Maximum penalty for possessing for terrorist purposesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In section 57(4)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) (10 years maximum imprisonment for possession for terrorist purposes), for “10 years” substitute “ 15 years ”.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to offences committed before the commencement of this section.

14Maximum penalty for certain offences relating to nuclear materialE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In section 2 of the Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983 (c. 18) (offences involving preparatory acts and threats), for subsection (5) substitute—

(5)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for life.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to offences committed before the commencement of this section.

15Maximum penalty for contravening notice relating to encrypted informationE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23) (offence of contravening disclosure requirement)—

(a)in paragraph (a) of subsection (5), for “two years” substitute “ the appropriate maximum term ”; and

(b)after that subsection insert the subsections set out in subsection (2).

(2)The inserted subsections are—

(5A)In subsection (5) ‘the appropriate maximum term’ means—

(a)in a national security case, five years; and

(b)in any other case, two years.

(5B)In subsection (5A) ‘a national security case’ means a case in which the grounds specified in the notice to which the offence relates as the grounds for imposing a disclosure requirement were or included a belief that the imposition of the requirement was necessary in the interests of national security.

(3)This section does not apply to offences committed before the commencement of this section.