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This code of practice applies to England, Wales and Scotland for the exercise of stop and search powers under sections 43 and 43A of the Terrorism Act 2000: and the authorisation and exercise of stop and search powers relating to section 47A of, and schedule 6B to, the Terrorism Act 2000.
It was effective from midnight on the day that the Terrorism Act 2000 (Codes of Practice for the Exercise of Stop and Search Powers) Order 2012 came into force.
This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement.