Codes of practice for officers using examination powers at ports
We are seeking views on the draft codes of practice for officers who will exercise new powers to stop, question, search and detain a person at a UK port or border.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 5 April 2019
Schedule 3 to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 provides for new powers to stop, question, search and detain a person at a UK port or the Northern Ireland border area to determine whether they are, or have been, engaged in hostile activity. These provisions will serve to address a current gap in our ability to tackle the threat posed by hostile state actors and mirror in many respects the existing powers to stop and question persons at UK ports for counter-terrorism purposes.
The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also amends schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, including to give effect to 2 recommendations of the former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, Lord Anderson: providing for the suspension of the examination clock whilst someone receives medical treatment; and including a bar on the use of oral answers given in examination in subsequent criminal proceedings.
Both the Terrorism Act 2000 and the 2019 Act require the codes of practice to be put out for consultation. As part of this consultation, the government welcomes comments on the new ‘Schedule 3 Code of Practice’ and the revised draft ‘Schedule 7 Code of Practice.’
Any representations made about these documents will be considered by the government before a final version of the draft codes is laid before Parliament for approval.
Responses to the consultation should be sent to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation document PDF, 319KB, 9 pages
Draft schedule 3 code of practice PDF, 1.23MB, 47 pages
Draft schedule 7 code of practice PDF, 1.25MB, 33 pages
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