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Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice (Children)) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999

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1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice (Children)) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 31st January 1999.

(2) In these Rules—

“court” means in Parts II, III and IV a youth court constituted in accordance with Schedule 2 of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968(1), and in Part V a court of summary jurisdiction, whether a youth court or not;

“Order Book” means the Order Book kept for the youth court pursuant to Rule 17;

“the 1968 Act” means the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968;

“the Order” means the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(2);

“the principal Rules” means the Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984(3);

(3) Expressions used in these Rules which are also used in the Order shall be construed in the same way as in that Order.

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S.R. 1984 No. 225; to which the most recent relevant amendments have been made by S.R. 1989 No. 422, S.R. 1990 No. 426, S.R. 1994 No. 387 and S.R. 1996 No. 126

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