Code of practice for examining officers who exercise powers under schedule 7 (port and border controls) of the Terrorism Act 2000.
This code of practice includes information on:
- who the code is for
- training and use of the powers
- examination of persons under schedule 7
- identifying persons for examination
- detaining a person
- establishing identity
- examination of goods and where this may take place
- where to direct complaints
Annex A includes a notice of detention under schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000. Annex B includes information on training and accreditation of examining officers and review officers under schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000.
You must also read Home Office circular 001/2016 with this code of practice. Until a revised code of practice is published, this circular provides guidance to how paragraphs 18 and 19 of the code should be read.
This code of practice is issued under paragraph 6 of schedule 14 to the Terrorism Act 2000. The code was amended in March 2015 to reflect the clarifications made to schedule 7 under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.