Police and Justice Act 2006

Information-gathering powers: extension to domestic flights and voyages

(1) The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (c. 13) is amended as
follows.

(2) In section 32 (police powers to gather information relating to flights and
voyages to or from the United Kingdom), in subsection (1) (ships and aircraft
to which section applies), for paragraphs (a) and (b) there is substituted—

“(a) arriving, or expected to arrive, at any place in the United
Kingdom (whether from a place in the United Kingdom or from
outside the United Kingdom), or

(b) leaving, or expected to leave, from any place in the United
Kingdom (whether for a place in the United Kingdom or for
outside the United Kingdom).”

(3) In each of section 32(5) (interpretation of section) and section 33(5) (police
powers to gather information about freight entering or leaving the United
Kingdom: interpretation of section), after paragraph (c) there is inserted “, and

(d) “ship” includes—
(i) every description of vessel used in navigation, and
(ii) hovercraft.”

(4) In section 36 (duty to share travel and freight information), in subsection (9)
(interpretation of section), after the definition of “Revenue and Customs
purposes” there is inserted “, and
“ship” includes—
(a) every description of vessel used in navigation, and
(b) hovercraft.”

(5) In section 38 (disclosure of travel and freight information for security
purposes), after subsection (5) there is inserted—
“(5A) In subsection (4) “ship” includes—
(a) every description of vessel used in navigation, and
(b) hovercraft.”