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Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1974

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12Duration, expiry and revival of Act

(1)Sections 1 to 8 of this Act shall remain in force until the expiry of the period of six months beginning with the passing of this Act and shall then expire unless continued in force by an order under this section.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order provide—

(a)that all or any of the provisions of those sections which are for the time being in force (including any in force by virtue of an order under this section) shall continue in force for a period not exceeding six months from the coming into operation of the order ;

(b)that all or any of the said provisions which are for the time being in force shall cease to be in force ; or

(c)that all or any of the said provisions which are not for the time being in force shall come into force again and remain in force for a period not exceeding six months from the coming into operation of the order.

(3)On the expiration of any provision of this Act, section 38(2) of the Interpretation Act 1889 (effect of repeals) shall apply as if that provision of this Act was then repealed by another Act.

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