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The Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

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12.—(1) The Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 21 (causing seduction of girl under 17).

(3) Omit section 22 (indecent conduct towards a child).

(4) In Schedule 1 (offences against children and young persons with respect to which special provisions of that Act apply)—

(a)in the entry for the Offences Against the Person Act 1861—

(i)omit the words “or 55”, and

(ii)for “42, 43 or 55” substitute “42 or 43”;

(b)omit the entry for the Punishment of Incest Act 1908;

(c)in the entry for the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 itself, omit the words “21, 22”;

(d)omit the entry for the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

(e)in the entry relating to attempts to commit an offence against a child or young person, omit the words “the Punishment of Incest Act 1908 or Article 122 or 123 of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986”;

(f)omit the entry for the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1980;

(g)omit the entry for the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003;

(h)in the entry for the Sexual Offences Act 2003, for “15 to 19, 47 to 59, 66 and 67” substitute “57 to 59”; and

(i)at the end insert—

Any offence against a child or young person under the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 or any attempt to commit such an offence.

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