(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.