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

This publication was withdrawn on 7 April 2016

This document was withdrawn on 7 April. Updated guidance is available.

This code of practice is issued under paragraph 6 of schedule 14 to the Terrorism Act 2000.


The Counter-Terrorism and Security (CTS) Act received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015. The CTS Act amended schedule 7 to clarify the legal position in relation to the examination of goods in remote storage outside the immediate boundary of a port, and the examination of goods comprising items of post.

Examining officers who exercise schedule 7 powers do so in accordance with the code of practice. Therefore, the existing code of practice was amended to reflect the clarifications made to schedule 7 under the CTS Act.