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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Temporary restrictions on travel

    1. CHAPTER 1 Powers to seize travel documents

      1. 1.Seizure of passports etc from persons suspected of involvement in terrorism

    2. CHAPTER 2 Temporary exclusion from the United Kingdom

      1. Imposition of temporary exclusion orders

        1. 2.Temporary exclusion orders

        2. 3.Temporary exclusion orders: prior permission of the court

        3. 4.Temporary exclusion orders: supplementary provision

      2. Permit to return

        1. 5.Permit to return

        2. 6.Issue of permit to return: application by individual

        3. 7.Issue of permit to return: deportation or urgent situation

        4. 8.Permit to return: supplementary provision

      3. Obligations after return to the United Kingdom

        1. 9.Obligations after return to the United Kingdom

      4. Offences and proceedings etc

        1. 10.Offences

        2. 11.Review of decisions relating to temporary exclusion orders

        3. 12.Temporary exclusion orders: proceedings and appeals against convictions

      5. Supplementary

        1. 13.Regulations: giving of notices, legislation relating to passports

        2. 14.Chapter 2: interpretation

        3. 15.Chapter 2: consequential amendments

  3. PART 2 Terrorism prevention and investigation measures

    1. 16.TPIMs: overnight residence measure

    2. 17.TPIMs: travel measure

    3. 18.TPIMs: weapons and explosives measure

    4. 19.TPIMs: appointments measure

    5. 20.TPIMs: miscellaneous amendments

  4. PART 3 Data retention

    1. 21.Retention of relevant internet data

  5. PART 4 Aviation, shipping and rail

    1. 22.Authority-to-carry schemes

    2. 23.Authority-to-carry schemes: entry into force etc

    3. 24.Penalty for breach of authority-to-carry scheme

    4. 25.Aviation, maritime and rail security

  6. PART 5 Risk of being drawn into terrorism

    1. CHAPTER 1 Preventing people being drawn into terrorism

      1. 26.General duty on specified authorities

      2. 27.Power to specify authorities

      3. 28.Power to specify authorities: Welsh and Scottish authorities

      4. 29.Power to issue guidance

      5. 30.Power to give directions: general

      6. 31.Freedom of expression in universities etc

      7. 32.Monitoring of performance: further and higher education bodies

      8. 33.Power to give directions: section 32

      9. 34.Enforcement

      10. 35.Chapter 1: interpretation

    2. CHAPTER 2 Support etc for people vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism

      1. 36.Assessment and support: local panels

      2. 37.Membership and proceedings of panels

      3. 38.Co-operation

      4. 39.Power to amend Chapter 2

      5. 40.Indemnification

      6. 41.Chapter 2: interpretation

  7. PART 6 Amendments of or relating to the Terrorism Act 2000

    1. 42.Insurance against payments made in response to terrorist demands

    2. 43.Port and border controls: power to examine goods

  8. PART 7 Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 44.Reviews of operation of Part 1 etc

      2. 45.Reviews of operation of other terrorism legislation

      3. 46.Privacy and Civil Liberties Board

      4. 47.Review of certain naturalisation decisions by Special Immigration Appeals Commission

    2. General

      1. 48.Power to make consequential provision

      2. 49.Transitional provision

      3. 50.Financial provision

      4. 51.Extent

      5. 52.Commencement

      6. 53.Short title

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Seizure of passports etc from persons suspected of involvement in terrorism

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) The following definitions have effect for the purposes of...

      2. Powers of search and seizure etc

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies in the case of a person...

      3. Travel documents in possession of immigration officers or customs officials

        1. 3.(1) Where— (a) a travel document lawfully comes into the...

      4. Authorisation by senior police officer for retention of travel document

        1. 4.(1) Where a travel document is in the possession of...

      5. Retention or return of documents seized

        1. 5.(1) Where authorisation is given under paragraph 4 for a...

      6. Review of retention of travel documents

        1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) authorisation is given under...

      7. Detention of document for criminal proceedings etc

        1. 7.(1) A requirement under paragraph 4 or 5 to return...

      8. Extension of 14-day period by judicial authority

        1. 8.(1) A senior police officer may apply to a judicial...

        2. 9.(1) The person to whom an application under paragraph 8...

        3. 10.(1) A person who has made an application under paragraph...

        4. 11.(1) A judicial authority may adjourn the hearing of an...

        5. 12.(1) If an extension is granted under paragraph 8 for...

      9. Restriction on repeated use of powers

        1. 13.(1) Where— (a) a power under paragraph 4 or 5...

      10. Persons unable to leave the United Kingdom

        1. 14.(1) This paragraph applies where a person's travel documents are...

      11. Offences

        1. 15.(1) A person who is required under paragraph 2(5)(a) to...

        2. 16.A qualified officer exercising a power under paragraph 2 has...

      12. Accredited immigration officers and customs officials

        1. 17.(1) For the purposes of this paragraph, a qualified officer...

      13. Code of practice

        1. 18.(1) The Secretary of State must issue a code of...

        2. 19.(1) Before issuing the code of practice the Secretary of...

        3. 20.(1) The Secretary of State may revise the code of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Urgent temporary exclusion orders: reference to the court etc

      1. Application

        1. 1.This Schedule applies if the Secretary of State—

      2. Statement of urgency

        1. 2.The temporary exclusion order must include a statement that the...

      3. Reference to court

        1. 3.(1) Immediately after giving notice of the imposition of the...

      4. Decision by court

        1. 4.(1) In a case where the court determines that any...

      5. Procedures on reference

        1. 5.(1) In determining a reference under paragraph 3, the court...

      6. Interpretation

        1. 6.(1) References in this Schedule to the urgency condition being...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Temporary exclusion orders: proceedings

      1. Introductory

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “appeal proceedings” means proceedings in the Court...

      2. Rules of court: general provision

        1. 2.(1) A person making rules of court relating to TEO...

      3. Rules of court: disclosure

        1. 3.(1) Rules of court relating to TEO proceedings or appeal...

        2. 4.(1) Rules of court relating to TEO proceedings or appeal...

      4. Article 6 rights

        1. 5.(1) Nothing in paragraphs 2 to 4, or in rules...

      5. Rules of court: anonymity

        1. 6.(1) Rules of court relating to TEO proceedings may make...

      6. Initial exercise of rule-making powers by Lord Chancellor

        1. 7.(1) The first time after the passing of this Act...

      7. Use of advisers

        1. 8.(1) In any TEO proceedings or appeal proceedings the relevant...

        2. 9.(1) The Lord President of the Court of Session may...

      8. Appointment of special advocate

        1. 10.(1) The appropriate law officer may appoint a person to...

      9. Relationship with other powers to make rules of court and other proceedings

        1. 11.Nothing in this Schedule is to be read as restricting—...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Temporary exclusion orders: appeals against convictions

      1. Right of appeal

        1. 1.(1) An individual who has been convicted of an offence...

      2. Court in which appeal to be made

        1. 2.An appeal under this Schedule is to be made—

      3. When the right of appeal arises

        1. 3.(1) The right of appeal under this Schedule does not...

      4. The appeal

        1. 4.(1) On an appeal under this Schedule to any court,...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Aviation, maritime and rail security

      1. PART 1 Passenger, crew and service information

        1. Amendments of the Immigration Act 1971

          1. 1.(1) Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971 (administrative provisions...

          2. 2.In section 27 of that Act (offences by persons connected...

        2. Amendments consequential upon paragraph 1

          1. 3.Omit section 19 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999....

          2. 4.In Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (port and...

        3. Amendments of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

          1. 5.The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 is amended as...

          2. 6.In section 32 (passenger and crew information: police powers), at...

          3. 7.After that section insert— Regulations requiring information to be provided...

          4. 8.(1) Section 34 (offence of failure to provide passenger information...

      2. PART 2 Directions etc relating to aviation, shipping and rail

        1. Amendments of the Aviation Security Act 1982: information and directions

          1. 9.(1) The Aviation Security Act 1982 is amended as follows....

          2. 10.In consequence of the amendments made by paragraph 9(2), in...

        2. Amendments of the Aviation Security Act 1982: civil penalties for breach of directions

          1. 11.(1) Part 2 of the Aviation Security Act 1982 (protection...

        3. Amendments of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990: information and directions

          1. 12.(1) Part 3 of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act...

        4. Amendments of the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994: information and directions

          1. 13.(1) Part 3 of the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994...

          2. 14.The amendments made by paragraph 13 do not affect the...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Specified authorities

      1. PART 1 GENERAL; ENGLAND AND WALES

        1. Local government

          1. A county council or district council in England. The Greater...

        2. Criminal justice

          1. The governor of a prison in England and Wales (or,...

        3. Education, child care etc

          1. A person who is authorised by virtue of an order...

        4. Health and social care

          1. An NHS Trust established under section 25 of the National...

        5. Police

          1. A chief officer of police for a police area in...

      2. PART 2 SCOTLAND

        1. Local government

          1. A council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government...

        2. Criminal justice

          1. The governor of a prison in Scotland (or, in the...

          2. The governor of a young offenders institution (or, in the...

        3. Education, child care etc

          1. The proprietor or governing body of an independent school within...

          2. The proprietor or governing body of a grant-aided school within...

          3. The proprietor or governing body of a post-16 education body...

        4. Health and social care

          1. A Health Board constituted under section 2(1)(a) of the National...

          2. A Special Health Board constituted under section 2(1)(b) of that...

          3. Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

        5. Police

          1. The Scottish Police Authority.

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Partners of local panels

      1. PART 1 GENERAL; ENGLAND AND WALES

        1. Ministers of the Crown and government departments

          1. A Minister of the Crown. A government department other than...

        2. Local government

          1. A local authority (other than a local authority that is...

        3. Criminal justice

          1. The governor of a prison in England and Wales (or,...

        4. Education, child care etc

          1. A sixth form college corporation within the meaning given by...

        5. Health and social care

          1. A clinical commissioning group established under section 14D of the...

        6. Police

          1. A chief officer of police for a police area in...

      2. PART 2 SCOTLAND

        1. Criminal Justice

          1. The governor of a prison in Scotland (or, in the...

        2. Education, child care etc

          1. The proprietor or governing body of an independent school within...

        3. Health and social care

          1. A Health Board constituted under section 2(1)(a) of the National...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Port and border controls: power to examine goods

      1. Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

        1. 1.(1) In Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (port...

      2. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)

        1. 2.In section 3 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act...

      3. Postal Services Act 2000 (c. 26)

        1. 3.(1) In section 104 of the Postal Services Act 2000...

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