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Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989

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Detention pending removal

1(1)Where a person is detained under paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 to this Act under the authority of an examining officer his detention shall be periodically reviewed in accordance with this paragraph by a review officer and shall not continue unless that officer has authorised it to continue.

(2)The reviews shall be carried out as follows—

(a)the first review shall be as soon as practicable after the beginning of the detention; and

(b)the subsequent reviews shall be at intervals of not more than twelve hours.

(3)On any such review the review officer shall authorise the continued detention of the person in question if, and only if, he is satisfied that steps for giving directions for his removal or for removing him in pursuance of the directions are being taken diligently and expeditiously.

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