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  • s. 41(8A)(8B) inserted by 2019 c. 3 s. 18(2)
  • Sch. 3A para. 1(2A) inserted by S.I. 2019/742 reg. 5(5)(e)
  • Sch. 4 para. 11(1)(aa) inserted by 2003 c. 44 Sch. 36 para. 14(2)
  • Sch. 4 para. 11(2A) inserted by 2003 c. 44 Sch. 36 para. 14(3)
  • Sch. 4 para. 11(1)(aa) words substituted by 2015 c. 2 Sch. 11 para. 17(2)
  • Sch. 4 para. 11(2A) words substituted by 2015 c. 2 Sch. 11 para. 17(3)
  • Sch. 6 para. 6(1AA) inserted by S.I. 2019/742 reg. 5(7)(b)
  • Sch. 6 para. 6(1)(ha)(i) substituted by S.I. 2019/742 reg. 5(7)(a)
  • Sch. 7 para. 5A inserted by 2019 c. 3 s. 16
  • Sch. 7 para. 6A(3A) inserted by 2019 c. 3 s. 18(3)
  • Sch. 8 para. 14(2A) inserted by 2008 c. 28 s. 16(3) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. S. 16 repealed (31.10.2013) by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 14(4)(ba) inserted by 2008 c. 28 s. 16(5) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. S. 16 repealed (31.10.2013) by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 15(1)(aa) (ab) inserted by 2010 c. 17 s. 17(4)(b) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 16-19 repealed (31.10.2013) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 9 para. 4(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(c)(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 15(2A) inserted by 2010 c. 17 s. 17(7) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 16-19 repealed (31.10.2013) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 9 para. 4(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(c)(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 15(4) inserted by 2010 c. 17 s. 17(8) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 16-19 repealed (31.10.2013) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 9 para. 4(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(c)(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 6(4) inserted by 2019 c. 3 s. 17(2)
  • Sch. 8 para. 7(3) inserted by 2019 c. 3 s. 17(3)
  • Sch. 8 para. 16(10) inserted by 2019 c. 3 s. 17(5)(b)
  • Sch. 8 para. 20E(4) inserted by 2019 c. 3 Sch. 2 para. 10(5)
  • Sch. 8 para. 20EA inserted by 2019 c. 3 Sch. 2 para. 11
  • Sch. 8 para. 20A(6)(ea) inserted by 2019 c. 3 Sch. 4 para. 23(3)
  • Sch. 8 para. 14F(3)(b) and word omitted by 2012 c. 10 Sch. 24 para. 22 (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. The substitution of Sch. 8 para. 14F was repealed (31.10.2013) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 9 para. 4(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(c)(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 14-14I substituted for Sch. 8 para. 14 by 2010 c. 17 s. 17(2) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 16-19 repealed (31.10.2013) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 9 para. 4(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(c)(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 17(1)-(2A) substituted for Sch. 8 para. 17(1)(2) by 2019 c. 3 s. 17(6)(a)
  • Sch. 8 para. 20(3)-(3C) substituted for Sch. 8 para. 20(3) by 2010 c. 17 s. 18(2)(a) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 16-19 repealed (31.10.2013) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 9 para. 4(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(c)(d))
  • Sch. 8 para. 9(1)-(2A) substituted for Sch. 8 para. 9(1)(2) by 2019 c. 3 s. 17(4)(a)
  • Sch. 8 para. 20F(3) words omitted by 2012 c. 10 Sch. 24 para. 23 (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. The insertion of Sch. 8 para. 20F was repealed (31.10.2013) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, Sch. 9 para. 4(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 1; S.I. 2013/2104, art. 3(c)(d))

Information and evidenceU.K.

37 Powers.U.K.

Schedule 5 (power to obtain information, &c.) shall have effect.

[F137ADisclosure orders in relation to terrorist financing investigationsU.K.

Schedule 5A (terrorist financing investigations: disclosure orders) has effect.]

Textual Amendments

F1S. 37A inserted (27.4.2017 for specified purposes, 31.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Criminal Finances Act 2017 (c. 22), s. 58(1)(6), Sch. 2 para. 2; S.I. 2018/78, reg. 3(bb)

38 Financial information.U.K.

Schedule 6 (financial information) shall have effect.

[F238A Account monitoring ordersU.K.

Schedule 6A (account monitoring orders) shall have effect.]

Textual Amendments

[F338B Information about acts of terrorismU.K.

(1)This section applies where a person has information which he knows or believes might be of material assistance—

(a)in preventing the commission by another person of an act of terrorism, or

(b)in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of another person, in the United Kingdom, for an offence involving the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

(2)The person commits an offence if he does not disclose the information as soon as reasonably practicable in accordance with subsection (3).

(3)Disclosure is in accordance with this subsection if it is made—

(a)in England and Wales, to a constable,

(b)in Scotland, to a constable, or

(c)in Northern Ireland, to a constable or a member of Her Majesty’s forces.

(4)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (2) to prove that he had a reasonable excuse for not making the disclosure.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding [F410 years ], or to a fine or to both, or

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.

(6)Proceedings for an offence under this section may be taken, and the offence may for the purposes of those proceedings be treated as having been committed, in any place where the person to be charged is or has at any time been since he first knew or believed that the information might be of material assistance as mentioned in subsection (1).]

Textual Amendments

F3S. 38B inserted (14.12.2001) by 2001 c. 24, s. 117(2)

F4Words in s. 38B(5)(a) substituted (12.4.2019) by Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 (c. 3), ss. 7(2), 27(3) (with s. 25(2))

39 Disclosure of information, &c.U.K.

(1)Subsection (2) applies where a person knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a constable is conducting or proposes to conduct a terrorist investigation.

(2)The person commits an offence if he—

(a)discloses to another anything which is likely to prejudice the investigation, or

(b)interferes with material which is likely to be relevant to the investigation.

(3)Subsection (4) applies where a person knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a disclosure has been or will be made under any of sections 19 to [F521B][F6or 38B].

(4)The person commits an offence if he—

(a)discloses to another anything which is likely to prejudice an investigation resulting from the disclosure under that section, or

(b)interferes with material which is likely to be relevant to an investigation resulting from the disclosure under that section.

(5)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (2) or (4) to prove—

(a)that he did not know and had no reasonable cause to suspect that the disclosure or interference was likely to affect a terrorist investigation, or

(b)that he had a reasonable excuse for the disclosure or interference.

(6)Subsections (2) and (4) do not apply to a disclosure which is made by a professional legal adviser—

(a)to his client or to his client’s representative in connection with the provision of legal advice by the adviser to the client and not with a view to furthering a criminal purpose, or

(b)to any person for the purpose of actual or contemplated legal proceedings and not with a view to furthering a criminal purpose.

[F7(6A)Subsections (2) and (4) do not apply if—

(a)the disclosure is of a matter within section 21D(2) or (3)(a) (terrorist property: tipping off), and

(b)the information on which the disclosure is based came to the person in the course of a business in the regulated sector.]

(7)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, to a fine or to both, or

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.

(8)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a reference to conducting a terrorist investigation includes a reference to taking part in the conduct of, or assisting, a terrorist investigation, and

(b)a person interferes with material if he falsifies it, conceals it, destroys it or disposes of it, or if he causes or permits another to do any of those things.

[F8(9)The reference in subsection (6A) to a business in the regulated sector is to be construed in accordance with Schedule 3A.]

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