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Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

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15Interpretation of Part I

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(1)In this Part—

  • “the appropriate court” shall be construed in accordance with paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 1;

  • “custodial sentence” means a sentence of detention in a young offender institution, a secure training order under section 1 of the [1994 c. 33.] Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, a detention and training order within the meaning given by section 73(3) of the [1998 c. 37.] Crime and Disorder Act 1998 or a sentence of detention under section 53(3) of the [1933 c. 12.] Children and Young Persons Act 1933;

  • “hospital order” has the meaning given in section 37 of the [1983 c. 20.] Mental Health Act 1983;

  • “meeting”, in relation to a youth offender panel, shall be construed in accordance with section 6(7);

  • “referral order” means (in accordance with section 1(5)) an order under section 1(2) or (3);

  • “the specified team”, in relation to an offender to whom a referral order applies (or two or more associated referral orders apply), means the youth offending team for the time being specified in the order (or orders);

  • “youth offending team” means a team established under section 39 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

(2)For the purposes of this Part an offence is associated with another if the offender falls to be dealt with for it at the same time as he is dealt with for the other offence (whether or not he is convicted of the offences at the same time or by or before the same court).

(3)References in this Part to a referral order being associated with another shall be construed in accordance with section 3(7).

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