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Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill


 

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Treasury, are published separately as

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EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Myners has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human

Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill

are compatible with the Convention rights.

 
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Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill

 

 
 

Contents

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Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council

2   

Protection of things done or omitted in interim period

3   

Short title, commencement and extent

 

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Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill

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A

Bill

To

Make provision for the temporary validity of certain Orders in Council

imposing financial restrictions on, and in relation to, persons suspected of

involvement in terrorist activity; and for connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council

(1)   

The following provisions have effect for the period beginning when this Act

comes into force and ending with 31 December 2010.

(2)   

The following Orders—

(a)   

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3365),

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(b)   

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Channel Islands) Order 2001

(S.I. 2001/3363), the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Isle of Man)

Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3364) and the Terrorism (United Nations

Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3366),

(c)   

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/2657),

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and

(d)   

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/1747),

   

are deemed to have been validly made under, and every provision of those

Orders is deemed to be within the power conferred by, section 1 of the United

Nations Act 1946.

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(3)   

Accordingly, without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2)—

(a)   

the directions made under those Orders have effect, and further

directions may be made;

(b)   

the licences granted under those Orders have effect, and further

licences may be granted;

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(c)   

the prohibitions and obligations imposed by those Orders have legal

force and criminal liability may be incurred by a person who fails to

comply.

 

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Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill

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Protection of things done or omitted in interim period

(1)   

The following provisions have effect in relation to things done or omitted in the

period beginning with 4 February 2010 and ending with the coming into force

of this Act.

(2)   

Anything done or omitted by a person other than the Treasury that would be

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valid, lawful or effectual if—

(a)   

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3365),

(b)   

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/2657),

and

(c)   

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/1747),

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had been validly made under, and every provision of those Orders had been

within the power conferred by, section 1 of the United Nations Act 1946, is

deemed to be valid, lawful or effectual as if those Orders had been so made and

every provision of them had been within that power.

(3)   

Subsection (2) applies to an act or omission notwithstanding that it is done or

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omitted in reliance on or in consequence of something done or omitted by the

Treasury (whether during or before the period mentioned in subsection (1)).

(4)   

Nothing in this section affects proceedings in respect of anything that is

susceptible to legal challenge on a ground independent of the question

whether any of those Orders was validly made under, or any of its provisions

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was within the power conferred by, section 1 of the United Nations Act 1946.

(5)   

This section does not—

(a)   

affect any liability of the Treasury in respect of an act or omission that

would be unlawful if this section had not been enacted; or

(b)   

give rise to any criminal liability.

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3       

Short title, commencement and extent

(1)   

This Act is the Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010.

(2)   

This Act comes into force immediately it is passed.

(3)   

This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(4)   

Section 1 and this section also extend—

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(a)   

so far as relating to the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Channel

Islands) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3363), to the Channel Islands, so as to be

law respectively in Guernsey and Jersey;

(b)   

so far as relating to the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Isle of

Man) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3364), to the Isle of Man, as part of its law;

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(c)   

so far as relating to the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Overseas

Territories) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3366), to the territories listed in

Schedule 1 to that Order.

 
 

 

 
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