Guidance

Code of practice for examining officers and review officers under schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000

Code of practice for examining officers who exercise powers under schedule 7 (port and border controls) of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Detail

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.