Code of Practice for the Video Recording with Sound of Interviews of Persons Detained under the Terrorism Act 2000
Under section 41 of, or Schedule 7 to, the Terrorism Act 2000 and post-charge questioning of persons authorised under sections 22 or 23 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008
- Home Office
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
This Code of Practice became legally effective on 10 July 2012. It reflects a recommendation in the government's review of counter-terrorism and security powers, published in January 2011.
The review recommended that the provisions contained in the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, which will enable the post-charge questioning of terrorist suspects, should be commenced. The Act requires any post-charge interviews of suspects to be video recorded with sound. As an additional safeguard, interviews conducted pre-charge, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, should also be video-recorded, as should interviews under Schedule 7 to that Act (where they are conducted at a police station).
The Act requires a Code of Practice to be issued to provide guidance on such recording. It also provides that the relevant PACE codes of practice must make provision for post-charge questioning.
This Code of Practice must be readily available at all police stations for consultation by police officers, police staff, detained persons and members of the public.
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