Terrorism Bill - continued        House of Commons

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Terrorism: interpretation.     1. - (1) In this Act "terrorism" means the use or threat, for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause, of action which-
    (a) involves serious violence against any person or property,
    (b) endangers the life of any person, or
    (c) creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public.
      (2) In subsection (1)-
    (a) "action" includes action outside the United Kingdom,
    (b) a reference to any person or to property is a reference to any person, or to property, wherever situated, and
    (c) a reference to the public includes a reference to the public of a country other than the United Kingdom.
      (3) In this Act a reference to action taken for the purposes of terrorism includes a reference to action taken for the benefit of a proscribed organisation.
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