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Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

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29Duration of sections 21 to 23

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(1)Sections 21 to 23 shall, subject to the following provisions of this section, expire at the end of the period of 15 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)repeal sections 21 to 23;

(b)revive those sections for a period not exceeding one year;

(c)provide that those sections shall not expire in accordance with subsection (1) or an order under paragraph (b) or this paragraph, but shall continue in force for a period not exceeding one year.

(3)An order under subsection (2)—

(a)must be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4)An order may be made without compliance with subsection (3)(b) if it contains a declaration by the Secretary of State that by reason of urgency it is necessary to make the order without laying a draft before Parliament; in which case the order—

(a)must be laid before Parliament, and

(b)shall cease to have effect at the end of the period specified in subsection (5) unless the order is approved during that period by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(5)The period referred to in subsection (4)(b) is the period of 40 days—

(a)beginning with the day on which the order is made, and

(b)ignoring any period during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than four days.

(6)The fact that an order ceases to have effect by virtue of subsection (4)—

(a)shall not affect the lawfulness of anything done before the order ceases to have effect, and

(b)shall not prevent the making of a new order.

(7)Sections 21 to 23 shall by virtue of this subsection cease to have effect at the end of 10th November 2006.

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