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

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54.  In Article 29 (fixing of fines)—

(a)in paragraph (4), after sub-paragraph (b) insert the following sub-paragraph—


(c)the parent or guardian of an offender who is under the age of 17 years—

(i)has failed to comply with an order under Article 30(2A); or

(ii)has otherwise failed to co-operate with the court in its inquiry into his financial circumstances,;

(b)after paragraph (5) insert the following paragraph—

(5A) For the purposes of any order under Article 35 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 against a parent or guardian of an offender (parent or guardian to pay fine, etc., instead of child)—

(a)this Article and Article 32 shall have effect (so far as applicable) as if any reference to the financial circumstances of the offender were a reference to the financial circumstances of the parent or guardian; but

(b)for the purposes of any such order made against the appropriate authority (within the meaning of that Order) paragraph (1) shall not apply..

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