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The Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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[F1Recall of licenseesF2N.I.

46B.(1) In this Article —

“P” means a person who has been released on licence under Article 46;

“the Commissioners” and “the Department” have the meanings given in Article 46(1).

(2) The Department may revoke P’s licence and recall P to detention—

(a)if recommended to do so by the Commissioners, or

(b)without such a recommendation, if it appears to the Department that it is expedient in the public interest to recall P before such a recommendation is practicable.

(3) P—

(a)shall, on P’s return to detention, be informed of the reasons for the recall and of the right conferred by sub-paragraph (b); and

(b)may make representations in writing to the Department with respect to the recall.

(4) The Department shall refer P’s case to the Commissioners.

(5) Where on a reference under paragraph (4) the Commissioners direct P’s immediate release on licence under Article 46, the Department shall give effect to the direction.

(6) The Commissioners shall not give a direction under paragraph (5) unless they are satisfied that it is no longer necessary for the protection of the public from serious harm that P should be detained.

(7) On the revocation of P’s licence, P shall be liable to be detained in pursuance of P’s sentence and, if at large, shall be treated as being unlawfully at large.]

F1Arts. 46-46B substituted for art. 46 (26.4.2013) by Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013 (c. 7), ss. 10(3), 15(1) (with s.10(5)-(9))

F2functions transf. by SR 2003/137

Non-textual amendments applied to the whole Legislation can be found in the Introduction

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