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99 General interpretation.U.K.

(1)In this Act—

  • the 1933 Act” means the M1Children and Young Persons Act 1933;

  • the 1952 Act” means the M2Prison Act 1952;

  • the 1967 Act” means the M3Criminal Justice Act 1967;

  • the 1969 Act” means the M4Children and Young Persons Act 1969;

  • the 1973 Act” means the M5Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973;

  • F1. . .

  • the 1980 Act” means the M6Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;

  • the 1982 Act” means the M7Criminal Justice Act 1982;

  • the 1983 Act” means the M8Mental Health Act 1983;

  • the 1988 Act” means the M9Criminal Justice Act 1988;

  • child”, unless the contrary intention appears, means a person under the age of fourteen years;

  • [F2local probation board” means a local probation board established under section 4 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000;]

  • prison rules” means rules made under section 47 of the 1952 Act;

  • young person” means a person who has attained the age of fourteen years and is under the age of eighteen years.

  • [F3youth offending team” means a team established under section 39 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.]

(2)For the purposes of any provision of this Act which requires the determination of the age of a person by the court or the Secretary of State, his age shall be deemed to be that which it appears to the court or the Secretary of State to be after considering any available evidence.

Textual Amendments

F1Definition in s. 99(1) repealed (19.6.1997) by 1997 c. 25, ss. 73(3), 74(1), Sch. 6 Pt. I.

F2S. 99(1): definition of

local probation board

inserted (1.4.2001) by 2000 c. 43, s. 74, Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 110; S.I. 2001/919, art. 2(f)(ii)

F3Definition of “youth offending team” in s. 99(1) inserted (30.9.1998 for areas specified in S.I. 1998/2327, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 and subject to art. 9 of that S.I., otherwise 1.4.2000) by 1998 c. 37, s. 119, Sch. 8 para. 95; S.I. 1998/2327, art. 3(1)(b); S.I. 2000/924, art. 2(c)

Commencement Information

I1S. 99 wholly in force; s. 99(1) (save for the definitions of "child" and "young person") in force at 14.10.1991 see s. 102(2)(3) and S.I. 1991/2208, art. 2(1) and Sch. 1; s. 99 wholly in force at 1.10.1992 see s. 102(2)(3) and S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch . 2.

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