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Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

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Extension of 14-day period by judicial authority

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10(1)A person who has made an application under paragraph 8 may apply to the judicial authority for an order that specified information upon which he or she intends to rely be withheld from—

(a)the person to whom the application relates, and

(b)anyone representing that person.

(2)A judicial authority may make an order under sub-paragraph (1) in relation to specified information only if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that if the information was disclosed—

(a)evidence of an offence under any of the provisions mentioned in section 40(1)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2000 would be interfered with or harmed,

(b)the recovery of property obtained as a result of an offence under any of those provisions would be hindered,

(c)the recovery of property in respect of which a forfeiture order could be made under section 23 or 23A of that Act would be hindered,

(d)the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a person who is suspected of being a terrorist would be made more difficult as a result of the person being alerted,

(e)the prevention of an act of terrorism would be made more difficult as a result of a person being alerted,

(f)the gathering of information about the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism would be interfered with,

(g)a person would be interfered with or physically injured, or

(h)national security would be put at risk.

(3)The judicial authority must direct that the following be excluded from the hearing of an application under this paragraph—

(a)the person to whom the application under paragraph 8 relates;

(b)anyone representing that person.

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