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Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

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41Chapter 2: interpretation

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(1)In this Chapter—

  • “health or social care services” means services relating to health or social care within the meaning given by section 9 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008;

  • “identified individual” has the meaning given in section 36(2);

  • “intelligence service” means—

    (a)

    the Security Service,

    (b)

    the Secret Intelligence Service,

    (c)

    the Government Communications Headquarters, or

    (d)

    any part of Her Majesty’s forces, or of the Ministry of Defence, which engages in intelligence activities;

  • “local authority” means—

    (a)

    a county council in England;

    (b)

    a district council in England, other than a council for a district in a county for which there is a county council;

    (c)

    a London Borough Council;

    (d)

    the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority;

    (e)

    the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

    (f)

    a county council or county borough council in Wales;

  • “the necessary consent”, in relation to an identified individual, means—

    (a)

    if the individual is aged 18 years or over, his or her consent;

    (b)

    if the individual is aged under 18 years, the consent of his or her parent or guardian;

  • “panel” means a panel of persons in place under the duty imposed by section 36(1);

  • “responsible local authority”, in relation to a panel, means the local authority responsible for ensuring that the panel is in place under the duty imposed by section 36(1);

  • “support plan” means a plan prepared by a panel in carrying out its functions mentioned in section 36(4)(a) or (f);

  • “terrorism” has the same meaning as in the Terrorism Act 2000 (see section 1(1) to (4) of that Act).

(2)For the purposes of the definition of “local authority” in subsection (1), the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple are to be taken as falling within the area of the Common Council of the City of London.

(3)Where two or more local authorities exercise their respective duties under section 36(1) by ensuring that a panel is in place for their combined area—

(a)a reference in this Chapter to the responsible local authority is to be read as a reference to the responsible local authorities for the panel;

(b)a reference in this Chapter to the authority’s area is to be read as a reference to the combined area.

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