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The Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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The Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 4)

20.  In Article 3(1) for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—

(b)the offence is punishable with imprisonment in the case of a person aged twenty-one years or over,.

21.  In Article 5—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for the words from “mentioned in that Article” to the end substitute “so mentioned of an offence mentioned in Article 3(1)(b); and”;

(b)in paragraph (2) for the words from “a court corresponding” to the end substitute

(a)where the offender was convicted as mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) on indictment, the Crown Court; and

(b)where the offender was so convicted by a magistrates' court, a magistrates' court acting for the same county court division as that court.;

(c)after paragraph (2) insert—

(2A) Where a person who has been convicted as mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) appears or is brought before a court under this Article, Articles 3 and 4 shall apply as if that person had just been so convicted by or before that court.

22.  In Article 7(5) for “in paragraph (1)” substitute “specified in subparagraph (b)(i) or (ii) of paragraph (1A)”.

23.  In Article 7(9) for “paragraph (1)” substitute “paragraph (1A)” and for “specified in that paragraph” substitute “for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (b)(i) or (ii) of that paragraph”.

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