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

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56.  At the end of Article 31 (false statements as to financial circumstances) add the following paragraph—

(3) Where a person who is charged with an offence is under the age of 17 years, this Article shall also apply to his parent or guardian and accordingly this Article shall have effect in relation to the parent or guardian of such a person as if—

(a)any reference to his financial circumstances were a reference to the financial circumstances of his parent or guardian;

(b)the reference in paragraph (1) to a person who is charged with an offence were a reference to his parent or guardian;

(c)the reference in paragraph (2) to his being convicted were a reference to his being convicted and the court’s deciding to make an order under Article 35 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 against his parent or guardian..

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