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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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8(1)A senior police officer may apply to a judicial authority for an extension of the 14-day period.

(2)An application must be made before the end of the 14-day period.

(3)An application may be heard only if reasonable efforts have been made to give to the person to whom the application relates a notice stating—

(a)the time when the application was made;

(b)the time and place at which it is to be heard.

(4)On an application—

(a)the judicial authority must grant an extension if satisfied that the relevant persons have been acting diligently and expeditiously in relation to the matters and steps referred to in sub-paragraph (5);

(b)otherwise, the judicial authority must refuse to grant an extension.

(5)In sub-paragraph (4) “the relevant persons” means—

(a)the persons responsible for considering whichever of the matters referred to in paragraph 5(1)(a) to (c) are under consideration, and

(b)the persons responsible for taking whichever of the steps referred to in paragraph 5(1)(d) are being taken or are intended to be taken.

(6)An extension must be for a further period ending no later than the end of the 30-day period.

(7)“The 30-day period” means the period of 30 days beginning with the day after the document in question was taken.

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