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4After subsection (2) of section 16 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 (offences committed by children under 14 to be disregarded for purposes of evidence relating to previous convictions) there shall be inserted the following subsection—E+W
“(3)Nothing in subsection (2) of this section shall be taken to prevent the adduction of evidence of previous convictions for the purpose of establishing the application of any provision of Part I of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 (mandatory and minimum custodial sentences).”
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