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Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 1645

Prevention And Suppression Of Terrorism

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2008

Made

23rd June 2008

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

This Order is made in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 3(3)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000(1).

In accordance with section 123(4)(a) of that Act, a draft of this Order was laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Accordingly, the Secretary of State makes the following Order—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2008 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

Proscribed organisations

2.  In Schedule 2 (Proscribed Organisations) to the Terrorism Act 2000(2), omit “Mujaheddin e Khalq”.

Tony McNulty

Minister of State

Home Office

23rd June 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Part 2 of the Terrorism Act 2000 makes provision about proscribed organisations (including setting out offences in relation to such organisations in sections 11 to 13). An organisation is proscribed if it is listed in Schedule 2 to that Act or operates under the same name as an organisation so listed (section 3(1)). This Order removes the organisation referred to in article 2 from the list in that Schedule, so that it is no longer proscribed.

(1)

2000 c.11; relevant amendments to section 3 were made by section 21 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (c.11).

(2)

Schedule 2 has been amended by S.I. 2001/1261, S.I. 2002/2724, S.I. 2005/2892, S.I. 2006/2016 and S.I. 2007/2184.