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Counter-Terrorism Act 2008

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85Costs of policing at gas facilities: England and Wales

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(1)This section applies where the Secretary of State considers—

(a)that the provision of extra police services at a gas facility in England or Wales is necessary because of a risk of loss of or disruption to the supply of gas connected with it, and

(b)that the loss or disruption would have a serious impact on the United Kingdom or any part of it.

(2)In this section “extra police services” means—

(a)the services of the Ministry of Defence Police provided under an agreement with the Secretary of State for Defence under section 2(2)(e) of the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 (c. 4), or

(b)special police services provided under section 25(1) of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16) at the Secretary of State’s request.

(3)The Secretary of State may require a designated gas transporter who has an interest in the gas facility to pay all or part of the costs incurred by the Secretary of State in respect of the provision of extra police services in or around the facility.

(4)In this section “gas facility” means a facility used for the purposes of, or for purposes connected with, the transportation of gas from a gas shipper to a gas transporter or gas supplier.

(5)The reference in subsection (3) to a designated gas transporter having an interest in a gas facility includes the facility being used for, or for purposes connected with, the supply of gas to the transporter.

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