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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Use of video links for proceedings for extending Terrorism Act detention

202.The Act amends paragraph 33 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 to enable judicial extensions of detention proceedings to be conducted by video link. Part 3 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 makes provision for extensions of detention of terrorist suspects to be considered and authorised by a judicial authority. At present, such extensions are considered by the Secretary of State. The judicial authority will hear applications by the police for extensions of detention beyond the 48 hour period during which the police can detain an individual arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. The maximum time a person may be held on judicial authority is seven days from the time of arrest or of detention under Schedule 7 if the person was being examined under this power initially.

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