On 15.05.14 CAGE had submitted a response to the Home Office’s public consultation on its Draft Code of Practice for officers using Schedule 7 powers. This submission can be found here on Schedule7stories.com (http://schedule7stories.com/cage-suggests-changes-to-schedule-7-code-of-practice/)
Subsequently, the Home Office have released their Draft Code Of Practice taking in to account submissions to the public consultation.
CAGE would like to reiterate its view that Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 should be repealed due to its discriminatory use against the muslim community to collect mass information and create a climate of fear.
However, this was not within the scope of the consultation CAGE therefore recognises that some of our recommendations have been added to this version of the Code of Practice.
The amended Code of Practice can be found here (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-code-of-practice-for-examining-officers-and-review-officers-under-schedule-7-to-the-terrorism-act-2000).
If you or someone you know has been stopped using Schedule 7 powers at UK ports contact CAGE in order to assist our data collection and continued campaign on the subject. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 207 377 6700