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Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1974

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(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—" aircraft" includes hovercraft,

" captain " means master (of a ship) or commander (of an aircraft),

" exclusion order " has the meaning given by section 3(6) of this Act,

" port " includes airport and hoverport,

" ship" includes every description of vessel used in navigation,

" terrorism " means the use of violence for political ends, and includes any use of violence for the purpose of putting the public or any section of the public in fear.

(2)The powers conferred by Part II and section 8 of this Act shall be exercisable notwithstanding the rights conferred by section 1 of the Immigration Act 1971 (general principles regulating entry into and staying in the United Kingdom).

(3)Any reference in a provision of this Act to a person's being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism shall be taken to include a reference to his being so concerned at any time before the coming into force of that provision.

(4)The provisions of Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect for supplementing sections 1 to 8 of this Act.

(5)Any power to make an order conferred by section 1, 6, 8 or 12 of this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument and shall include power to vary or revoke any order so made.

(6)An order made under section 6 or 8 of this Act shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(7)No order under section 1 or 12 of this Act shall be made unless—

(a)a draft of the order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament, or

(b)it is declared in the order that it appears to the Secretary of State that by reason of urgency it is necessary to make the order without a draft having been so approved.

(8)Every order under section 1 or 12 of this Act (except such an order of which a draft has been so approved)—

(a)shall be laid before Parliament, and

(b)shall cease to have effect at the expiration of a period of 40 days beginning with the date on which it was made unless, before the expiration of that period, the order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament, but without prejudice to anything previously done or to the making of a new order. In reckoning for the purposes of this subsection any period of 40 days, no account shall be taken of any period during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than 4 days.

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