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Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011

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New regime to protect the public from terrorismE+W+S+N.I.

1Abolition of control ordersE+W+S+N.I.

The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (which gives powers to impose control orders) is repealed.

2Imposition of terrorism prevention and investigation measuresE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State may by notice (a “TPIM notice”) impose specified terrorism prevention and investigation measures on an individual if conditions A to E in section 3 are met.

(2)In this Act “terrorism prevention and investigation measures” means requirements, restrictions and other provision which may be made in relation to an individual by virtue of Schedule 1 (terrorism prevention and investigation measures).

(3)In this section and Part 1 of Schedule 1 “specified” means specified in the TPIM notice.

3Conditions A to EE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Condition A is that the Secretary of State reasonably believes that the individual is, or has been, involved in terrorism-related activity (the “relevant activity”).

(2)Condition B is that some or all of the relevant activity is new terrorism-related activity.

(3)Condition C is that the Secretary of State reasonably considers that it is necessary, for purposes connected with protecting members of the public from a risk of terrorism, for terrorism prevention and investigation measures to be imposed on the individual.

(4)Condition D is that the Secretary of State reasonably considers that it is necessary, for purposes connected with preventing or restricting the individual's involvement in terrorism-related activity, for the specified terrorism prevention and investigation measures to be imposed on the individual.

(5)Condition E is that—

(a)the court gives the Secretary of State permission under section 6, or

(b)the Secretary of State reasonably considers that the urgency of the case requires terrorism prevention and investigation measures to be imposed without obtaining such permission.

(6)In this section “new terrorism-related activity” means—

(a)if no TPIM notice relating to the individual has ever been in force, terrorism-related activity occurring at any time (whether before or after the coming into force of this Act);

(b)if only one TPIM notice relating to the individual has ever been in force, terrorism-related activity occurring after that notice came into force; or

(c)if two or more TPIM notices relating to the individual have been in force, terrorism-related activity occurring after such a notice came into force most recently.

4Involvement in terrorism-related activityE+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purposes of this Act, involvement in terrorism-related activity is any one or more of the following—

(a)the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism;

(b)conduct which facilitates the commission, preparation or instigation of such acts, or which is intended to do so;

(c)conduct which gives encouragement to the commission, preparation or instigation of such acts, or which is intended to do so;

(d)conduct which gives support or assistance to individuals who are known or believed by the individual concerned to be involved in conduct falling within paragraphs (a) to (c);

and for the purposes of this Act it is immaterial whether the acts of terrorism in question are specific acts of terrorism or acts of terrorism in general.

(2)For the purposes of this Act, it is immaterial whether an individual's involvement in terrorism-related activity occurs before or after the coming into force of this Act.

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