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36Review of terrorism legislationE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)The Secretary of State must appoint a person to review the operation of the provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000 and of Part 1 of this Act.

(2)That person may, from time to time, [F1carry out—

(a)a review of the provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000, and

(b)a review of the provisions of Part 1 of this Act,

and,] where he does so, must send a report on the outcome of his review to the Secretary of State as soon as reasonably practicable after completing the review.

[F2(2A)A review under subsection (2) may, in particular, consider whether—

(a)the requirements imposed by or under Part 1 or 2, or paragraph 37, of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (detention of suspected terrorists), and

(b) the requirements imposed by any relevant code of practice under section 66 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 or Article 65 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 ( S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12)),

have been complied with in relation to persons detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 pursuant to a warrant of further detention issued under Part 3 of Schedule 8 to that Act.]

(3)[F3The person appointed under subsection (1)] must carry out and report on his first review [F4under subsection (2)] before the end of the period of 12 months after the laying before Parliament of the last report to be so laid under section 126 of the Terrorism Act 2000 before the commencement of this section.

(4)That person must carry out and report on a review [F4under [F5 subsection (2)(a)]] at least once in every twelve month period ending with an anniversary of the end of the twelve month period mentioned in subsection (3).

[F6(4A)The person appointed under subsection (1) must ensure that a review is carried out (whether by that person or another person) into any case where the period specified in a warrant of further detention issued under Part 3 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (extension of detention of terrorist suspects) is further extended by virtue of paragraph 36 of that Schedule to a time that is more than 14 days after the relevant time (within the meaning of that paragraph).

(4B)The person appointed under subsection (1) must ensure that a report on the outcome of the review is sent to the Secretary of State as soon as reasonably practicable after the completion of the review.]

[F7(4C)In each calendar year the person appointed under subsection (1) must, by 31 January, inform the Secretary of State what (if any) reviews under subsection (2)(b) the person intends to carry out in that year.

Those reviews must be completed during that year or as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of it.]

(5)On receiving a report under this section, the Secretary of State must lay a copy of it before Parliament[F8as soon as the Secretary of State is satisfied that doing so will not prejudice any criminal proceedings].

(6)The Secretary of State may, out of money provided by Parliament, pay a person appointed [F9under subsection (1)], both his expenses and also such allowances as the Secretary of State determines.

[F10(6A)The expenses mentioned in subsection (6) include, in particular, any expenses incurred by the person appointed under subsection (1) in ensuring that another person carries out a review of the kind mentioned in subsection (4A) and reports on it.]

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F3Words in s. 36(3) substituted (7.8.2012) by Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25), ss. 117(3), 182(5) (with s. 180); S.I. 2012/1810, art. 2

F6S. 36(4A)(4B) inserted (10.7.2012) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 58(3), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/1205, art. 4(b)

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I1S. 36 in force at 13.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1013, art. 2(2)(b)

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