HC Deb 15 March 2000 vol 346 c429
Mr. Charles Clarke

I beg to move amendment No. 14, in page 18, line 16, leave out "57" and insert "62".

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments Nos. 22 to 24 and 30.

Mr. Clarke

Amendment No. 14 extends the list of offences under the Bill in respect of which a clause 40 arrest may be made. Amendments Nos. 22 and 24 ensure that the police will be able to cross from one part of the United Kingdom to another to exercise the powers under clauses 40 and 42 to arrest or search a person suspected of being a terrorist. Amendment No. 23 gives the police explicit power to seize and retain things that may constitute evidence that a person searched under the clause 42 search powers is a terrorist. Amendment No. 30, in line with section 221 of PACE, provides that things may be retained as long as necessary in all the circumstances.

Amendment agreed to.

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