This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This written ministerial statement on the review of the counter-terrorism power was laid on 13 September 2012 in the House of Commons by Theresa May.
I am today launching a public consultation inviting views on potential changes to the counter-terrorism border security powers contained in Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000.
Individuals who engage in terror-related activity travel across borders to plan, finance, train for and commit attacks. Examining people at ports and airports is necessary to protect public safety and an essential part of our border security arrangements. However, the operation of these powers must not erode the freedoms which terrorists seek to undermine.