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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 71 - Power by order to exclude application of minimum sentence to those under 18

Provides an order making power to enable the Secretary of State to amend Article 70 (1)(b) to raise the age requirement for the application of  the mandatory minimum sentence from 16 to 18 years and to make any other necessary provision in connection with any amendment so made.

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