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Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005

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14Reporting and review

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(1)As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of every relevant 3 month period, the Secretary of State must—

(a)prepare a report about his exercise of the control order powers during that period; and

(b)lay a copy of that report before Parliament.

(2)The Secretary of State must also appoint a person to review the operation of this Act.

(3)As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of—

(a)the period of 9 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, and

(b)every 12 month period which ends with the first or a subsequent anniversary of the end of the period mentioned in the preceding paragraph and is a period during the whole or a part of which sections 1 to 9 of this Act were in force,

the person so appointed must carry out a review of the operation of this Act during that period.

(4)The person who conducts a review under this section must send the Secretary of State a report on its outcome as soon as reasonably practicable after completing the review.

(5)That report must also contain the opinion of the person making it on—

(a)the implications for the operation of this Act of any proposal made by the Secretary of State for the amendment of the law relating to terrorism; and

(b)the extent (if any) to which the Secretary of State has made use of his power by virtue of section 3(1)(b) to make non-derogating control orders in urgent cases without the permission of the court.

(6)On receiving a report under subsection (4), the Secretary of State must lay a copy of it before Parliament.

(7)The Secretary of State may pay the expenses of a person appointed to carry out a review and may also pay him such allowances as the Secretary of State determines.

(8)In this section—

  • “control order powers” means—

    (a)

    the powers of the Secretary of State under this Act to make, renew, modify and revoke control orders; and

    (b)

    his powers to apply to the court for the making, renewal, revocation or modification of derogating control orders;

  • “relevant 3 month period” means—

    (a)

    the period of 3 months beginning with the passing of this Act;

    (b)

    a period of 3 months beginning with a time which—

    (i)

    is the beginning of a period for which sections 1 to 9 are revived by an order under section 13; and

    (ii)

    falls more than 3 months after the time when those sections were last in force before being revived;

    (c)

    a 3 month period which begins with the end of a previous relevant 3 month period and is a period during the whole or a part of which those sections are in force.

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