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Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989

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9Contributions towards acts of terrorism

(1)A person is guilty of an offence if he—

(a)solicits or invites any other person to give, lend or otherwise make available, whether for consideration or not, any money or other property; or

(b)receives or accepts from any other person, whether for consideration or not, any money or other property,

intending that it shall be applied or used for the commission of, or in furtherance of or in connection with, acts of terrorism to which this section applies or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be so used or applied.

(2)A person is guilty of an offence if he—

(a)gives, lends or otherwise makes available to any other person, whether for consideration or not, any money or other property; or

(b)enters into or is otherwise concerned in an arrangement whereby money or other property is or is to be made available to another person,

knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that it will or may be applied or used as mentioned in subsection (1) above.

(3)The acts of terrorism to which this section applies are—

(a)acts of terrorism connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland; and

(b)subject to subsection (4) below, acts of terrorism of any other description except acts connected solely with the affairs of the United Kingdom or any part of the United Kingdom other than Northern Ireland.

(4)Subsection (3)(b) above does not apply to an act done or to be done outside the United Kingdom unless it constitutes or would constitute an offence triable in the United Kingdom.

(5)In proceedings against a person for an offence under this section in relation to an act within subsection (3)(b) above done or to be done outside the United Kingdom—

(a)the prosecution need not prove that that person knew or had reasonable cause to suspect that the act constituted or would constitute such an offence as is mentioned in subsection (4) above; but

(b)it shall be a defence to prove that he did not know and had no reasonable cause to suspect that the facts were such that the act constituted or would constitute such an offence.

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