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Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Overview

    1. Terrorist property

    2. Freezing orders

    3. Disclosure of information

    4. Immigration and asylum

    5. Race and religion

    6. Weapons of mass destruction

    7. Control of pathogens and toxins

    8. Nuclear Security

    9. Aviation security

    10. Police powers

    11. Retention of communications data

    12. Bribery and corruption

    13. Miscellaneous

    14. Supplemental

  4. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Terrorist Property

      1. Section 1 Forfeiture of Terrorist cash

      2. Section 2 Amendments relating to section 1

      3. Section 3 Terrorist property: amendments

    2. Part 2: Freezing Orders

      1. Orders

        1. Section 4 Power to make order

        2. Section 5 Contents of order

        3. Section 6 Contents: further provisions

        4. Section 7 Review of order

        5. Section 8 Duration of order

      2. Interpretation

        1. Section 9 Nationals and residents

      3. Orders: procedure

        1. Section 10 Procedure for making freezing orders

        2. Section 11 Procedure for making certain amending orders

        3. Section 12 Procedure for revoking orders

        4. Section 13 De-hybridisation

        5. Section 14 Orders: supplementary

      4. Miscellaneous

        1. Section 15 The Crown

        2. Section 16 Repeals

    3. Part 3: Disclosure of Information

      1. Section 17 Extension of existing disclosure powers

      2. Section 18 Restriction on disclosure of information for overseas purposes

      3. Section 19 Disclosure of information held by revenue departments

      4. Section 20 Interpretation of Part 3

    4. Part 4: Immigration and Asylum

      1. Suspected international terrorists

        1. Sections 21 to 23

        2. Section 21 Suspected international terrorist: certification

        3. Section 22 Deportation, removal &c.

        4. Section 23 Detention

        5. Sections 24 to 27

        6. Section 24 Bail

        7. Section 25 Certification: appeal

        8. Section 26 Certification: review

        9. Section 27 Appeal and review: supplementary

        10. Section 28 Review of sections 21 to 23

        11. Section 29 Duration of sections 21 to 23

        12. Section 30 Legal proceedings: derogation

        13. Section 32 Channel Islands and Isle of Man

      2. Refugee convention

        1. Section 33 Certificate that Convention does not apply

        2. Section 34 Construction

        3. Section 35 Special Immigration Appeals Commission

      3. Fingerprints

        1. Section 36 Destruction of Fingerprints

    5. Part 5: Racial and Religious Hatred

      1. Section 37 Meaning of racial hatred

      2. Section 38 Meaning of fear and hatred

      3. Section 39 Religiously aggravated offences

      4. Section 41 Hatred and fear offences: penalties

      5. Section 42 Saving

    6. Part 6: Weapons of Mass Destruction

      1. Amendment of the Biological Weapons Act 1974 and the Chemical Weapons Act 1996

        1. Section 43 Transfers of biological agents and toxins

        2. Section 44 Extraterritorial application of biological weapons offences

        3. Sections 45 and 46 Customs and excise prosecutions for biological and chemical weapons offences

      2. Nuclear weapons

        1. Section 47 Use of nuclear weapons

        2. Section 48 Exceptions

        3. Section 49 Defences

      3. Assisting or inducing weapons-related acts overseas

        1. Section 50 Assisting or inducing certain weapons-related activities overseas

      4. Supplemental provisions relating to sections 47 and 50

        1. Section 51 Extraterritorial application

        2. Section 52 Powers of entry

        3. Section 53 Customs and Excise prosecutions

        4. Section 54 Offences

        5. Section 55 Consent to prosecution

    7. Part 7: Security of Pathogens and Toxins

      1. Section 58 Pathogens and toxins in relation to which requirements under Part 7 apply

      2. Section 59 Duty to notify Secretary of State before keeping or using any dangerous substances

      3. Section 60 Information about security of dangerous substances

      4. Section 61 Information about persons with access to dangerous substances

      5. Section 62 Directions requiring security measures

      6. Section 63 Directions requiring disposal of dangerous substances

      7. Section 64 Directions requiring denial of access

      8. Section 65 Powers of entry

      9. Section 66 Search warrants

      10. Section 67 Offences

      11. Section 68 Bodies corporate

      12. Section 69 Partnerships and unincorporated associations

      13. Section 70 Denial of access: appeals

      14. Section 71 Other appeals

      15. Section 72 Giving of directions or notices

      16. Section 73 Orders and regulations

      17. Section 75 Power to extend Part 7 to animal or plant pathogens, pests or toxic chemicals

    8. Part 8: Civil Nuclear Security

      1. Section 76 Atomic Energy Authority special constables

      2. Section 77 Regulation of security of civil nuclear industry

      3. Section 78 Repeals relating to security of civil nuclear installations

      4. Section 79 Prohibition of disclosures in relation to nuclear security

      5. Section 80 Prohibition of disclosures of uranium enrichment technology

      6. Section 81Part 8: supplementary

    9. Part 9: Aviation Security

      1. Section 82 Arrest without warrant

      2. Section 83 Trespass on aerodrome: penalty

      3. Section 84 Removal of intruder

      4. Section 85 Aviation security services

      5. Section 86 Detention of aircraft

      6. Section 87 Air cargo agent: documents

      7. Section 88 Extent outside the United Kingdom

    10. Part 10: Police Powers

      1. Identification

        1. Section 89 Fingerprinting of terrorist suspects

        2. Section 90 Searches, examinations and fingerprinting: England and Wales

        3. Section 91 Searches, examinations and fingerprinting: Northern Ireland

        4. Section 92 Photographing of suspects : England and Wales

        5. Section 93 Photographing of suspects : Northern Ireland

        6. Section 94 Powers to require removal of disguises England and Wales

        7. Section 95 Powers to require removal of disguises: Northern Ireland

      2. Powers of stop, search and seizure in Northern Ireland

        1. Section 96 Power to Stop and Search in Anticipation of Violence

        2. Section 97 Seized Articles

      3. MOD and transport police

        1. Section 98 Jurisdiction of MOD police

        2. Section 99 Provision of assistance by MoD police

          1. Overview

        3. Section 100 Jurisdiction of transport police

        4. Section 101 Further provisions about transport police and MoD police

    11. Part 11: Retention of Communications Data

      1. Overview

        1. Section 102 Codes and agreements about the retention of communications data

        2. Section 103 Procedure for codes of practice

        3. Section 104 Directions about retention of communications data

        4. Section 105 Lapsing of powers in section 104

        5. Section 106 Arrangements for payments

        6. Section 107 Interpretation of Part 11

    12. Part 12: Bribery and Corruption

      1. Section 108 Bribery and corruption: foreign officers

      2. Section 109 Bribery and corruption committed outside the UK

      3. Section 110 Presumption of corruption not to apply

    13. Part 13: Miscellaneous

      1. Third Pillar of the European Union

        1. Section 111 Implementation of the third pillar

        2. Section 112 Third pillar: supplemental

        3. Dangerous Substances

          1. Section 113 Use of noxious substances to cause harm

          2. Section 114 Hoaxes involving noxious substances or things

      2. Intelligence Services Act 1994

        1. Section 116 Amendments of the Intelligence Services Act 1994

      3. Terrorism Act 2000

        1. Section 117 Information about acts of terrorism

        2. Section 118 Port and Airport controls for domestic travel

        3. Section 119 Passenger information

        4. Section 120 Weapons training for terrorists

        5. Section 121 Crown Court judges Northern Ireland

        6. Section 122 Review of Act

        7. Section 123 Effect of report

    14. Schedule 1 Forfeiture of Terrorist Cash

      1. Part 1 Introductory

      2. Part 2 Seizure and detention

      3. Part 3 Forfeiture

      4. Part 4 Miscellaneous

      5. Part 5 Property earmarked as terrorist property

        1. General exceptions

      6. Part 6 Interpretation

    15. Schedule 2 Terrorist Finance

      1. Part 1 Account monitoring orders

      2. Part 2 Restraint orders

      3. Part 3 Disclosure of information

    16. Schedule 3: Freezing Orders

      1. Interpretation

      2. Funds

      3. Making funds available

      4. Licences

      5. Information and documents

      6. Disclosure of information

      7. Offences

      8. Offences: procedure

      9. Offences by bodies corporate

      10. Compensation

      11. Treasury’s duty to give reasons

    17. Schedule 5

    18. Schedule 6

    19. Schedule 7

  5. Hansard References

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