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Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

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InterpretationU.K.

1(1)The following definitions have effect for the purposes of this Schedule.U.K.

(2)Immigration officer” means a person who is appointed as an immigration officer under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971.

(3)Customs official” means a person who is designated as a general customs official under section 3(1) of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 or as a customs revenue official under section 11(1) of that Act.

(4)Qualified officer” means an immigration officer or customs official who is designated by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Schedule.

(5)Senior police officer” means a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent.

(6)Travel document” means anything that is or appears to be—

(a)a passport, or

(b)a ticket or other document that permits a person to make a journey by any means from a place within Great Britain to a place outside Great Britain, or from a place within Northern Ireland to a place outside the United Kingdom.

(7)Passport” means—

(a)a United Kingdom passport (within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971),

(b)a passport issued by or on behalf of the authorities of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, or by or on behalf of an international organisation, or

(c)a document that can be used (in some or all circumstances) instead of a passport.

(8)Port” means—

(a)an airport,

(b)a sea port,

(c)a hoverport,

(d)a heliport,

(e)a railway station where passenger trains depart for, or arrive from, places outside the United Kingdom, or

(f)any other place at which a person is able, or attempting, to get on or off any craft, vessel or vehicle in connection with entering or leaving Great Britain or Northern Ireland.

(9)A place is “in the border area” if it is in Northern Ireland and is no more than one mile from the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

(10)“Involvement in terrorism-related activity” is any one or more of the following—

(a)the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism;

(b)conduct that facilitates the commission, preparation or instigation of such acts, or is intended to do so;

(c)conduct that gives encouragement to the commission, preparation or instigation of such acts, or is intended to do so;

(d)conduct that gives support or assistance to individuals who are known or believed by the person concerned to be involved in conduct falling within paragraph (a).

It is immaterial whether the acts of terrorism in question are specific acts of terrorism or acts of terrorism in general.

(11)Terrorism” and “terrorist” have the same meaning as in the Terrorism Act 2000 (see sections 1(1) to (4) and 40 of that Act).

(12)Judicial authority” means—

(a)in England and Wales, a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) who is—

(i)designated under paragraph 29(4)(a) of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000, or

(ii)designated for the purposes of this Schedule by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales;

(b)in Scotland, the sheriff;

(c)in Northern Ireland, a county court judge, or a district judge (magistrates' courts) who is—

(i)designated under paragraph 29(4)(c) of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000, or

(ii)designated for the purposes of this Schedule by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.

(13)The Lord Chief Justice may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 109(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) to exercise his or her functions under sub-paragraph (12)(a)(ii).

(14)The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his or her functions under sub-paragraph (12)(c)(ii)—

(a)the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002;

(b)a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).

(15)“The 14-day period” and “the 30-day period” have the meanings given by paragraphs 5(2) and 8(7) respectively.

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