Consultation outcome

Stop and search powers: Code of Practice for authorisation and exercise under the Terrorism Act 2000

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Summary of responses to the Consultation on Stop and Search Powers Code of Practice (NI) under the Terrorism Act 2000

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Detail of outcome

Code of Practice setting out the basic principles for the use of stop and search powers by police officer under Sections 43, 43A and 47A under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Original consultation

Summary

Terrorism Act stop and search powers are changing under the Protection of Freedoms Bill, with views invited on the draft Code of Practice.

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Consultation description

The Northern Ireland Office invites your views on the draft Code of Practice for the use of stop and search counter terrorism powers in Northern Ireland.

A review of counter terrorism and security powers, ordered by the Home Secretary, concluded in January 2011. It recommended that stop and search powers under sections 44-47 of the Terrorism Act be replaced with more limited power, preventing police from carrying out stops and searches without reasonable suspicion. The changes will be introduced through the Protection of Freedoms Bill, which will replace the stop and search powers.

Before the changes can take effect, the bill needs a Code of Practice to be put in place.

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Stop and search powers: consultation on draft code of practice for authorisation and exercise under the Terrorism Act 2000

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Published 1 February 2012