New Clause 26 — Parliamentary scrutiny

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 11th June 2008.

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'(1) Where an order under section [Power to declare reserve power exercisable] is made—

(a) the Secretary of State must as soon as is reasonably practicable lay the order before Parliament, and

(b) the order shall lapse at the end of the period of seven days beginning with the date of laying unless during that period each House of Parliament passes a resolution approving it.

(2) If the order lapses under this section, the officer having custody of a person whose detention—

(a) was authorised by virtue of the reserve power, and

(b) is not otherwise authorised by law,

must release that person immediately.

(3) Nothing in this section—

(a) prevents the making of a new order, or

(b) affects anything done by virtue of the order before it lapsed.'.

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