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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 21: Prohibitions on foreign travel

92.Section 21 makes provision about prohibitions on foreign travel in TEPOs.

93.Subsection (1) provides that a prohibition on foreign travel contained in a TEPO, and any TEPO which contains such a prohibition and no other prohibitions or requirements, must be for a fixed period of not more than five years.

94.Subsection (2) defines a prohibition on foreign travel as a prohibition on travelling to countries outside the UK (either by reference to particular countries or generally).

95.Subsection (3)(a) determines that a prohibition on foreign travel varied or renewed by application under section 22 or 23 may be varied or renewed for further fixed periods of no more than five years each time. Subsection (3)(b) requires that an order containing only a foreign travel restriction may be renewed for up to that fixed period.

96.Subsection (4) sets out the requirement on a person in respect of whom a TEPO containing a prohibition on foreign travel to all countries outwith the United Kingdom has been made to surrender at a police station each passport that the person has.

97.Subsection (5) provides that any passport surrendered must be returned as soon as is reasonably practicable after the person ceases to be subject to such a prohibition on foreign travel. Circumstances where this subsection would not apply are provided for at subsection (6); for example, where a passport has already been returned to the relevant authority.

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