SCHEDULE 2Amendments

Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 34 (N.I.))

2.  In section 57(3) (false evidence by child) for “as aforesaid” substitute “unsworn in any proceedings for an offence by virtue of Article 3 of the Children’s Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (competence of children as witnesses)”.

3.  In section 58 (evidence of children in commital proceedings)—

(a)paragraph (3)(a) shall cease to have effect;

(b)at the end of subsecton (5) insert—

  • ;and

  • “child” has the same meaning as in Article 4 of the Childen’s Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (certain cases involving children).

4.  In section 180(1) (interpretation) in the definition of “child” after “and sections” where it first occurs insert “58”.