New Clause 28 — Duration

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

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'(1) An order under section [Power to declare reserve power exercisable] lapses at the end of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which the order was made.

(2) If an 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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