Consultation outcome

Temporary seizure of travel documents

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The responses to the consultation contributed to the development of the code of practice.

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Original consultation

Summary

This consultation welcomes comments on a draft code of practice for the implementation of the proposed temporary travel document seizure power in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.

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Consultation description

The government introduced the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill on Wednesday 26 November 2014. The bill is a direct response to the increased terrorist threat.

It includes a power to temporarily seize and retain travel documents at a port where there is reasonable suspicion that the person is travelling for the purpose of involvement in terrorism-related activity outside the United Kingdom.

Travel documents can be retained for an initial period of up to 14 days while further investigations take place. The police may apply to the courts to extend the retention period up to a maximum period of 30 days.

The responses to this consultation will inform the development of the code to ensure that the power is exercised appropriately and effectively.

How to respond

Please send us your comments using the online survey. You should read the attached copy of the code of practice first before beginning the online survey.

If you are not able to respond using the online survey, you can read the questions in this document and email your response to:

TPSconsultationresponses@homeoffice.x.gsi.gov.uk

Or write to:

Temporary Seizure of Travel Documents Consultation
Home Office
(NSD) Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
5th Floor Peel Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

The deadline for response is 30 January 2015.

Documents

Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 in connection with seizing and retaining travel documents

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Published 17 December 2014
Last updated 6 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Government response to the consultation published.
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