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Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act 2000

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64Release on licence etc: drug testing requirements
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(1)This section applies where—

(a)the Secretary of State releases from prison a person aged 18 or over on whom a sentence of imprisonment has been imposed for a trigger offence, and

(b)the release is subject to conditions (whether conditions of a licence or any other conditions, however expressed).

(2)For the purpose of determining whether the person is complying with any of the conditions, they may include the following requirement.

(3)The requirement is that the person must provide, when instructed to do so by an officer of a local probation board or a person authorised by the Secretary of State, any sample mentioned in the instruction for the purpose of ascertaining whether he has any specified Class A drug in his body.

(4)The function of giving such an instruction is to be exercised in accordance with guidance given from time to time by the Secretary of State; and regulations made by the Secretary of State may regulate the provision of samples in pursuance of such an instruction.

(5)In this section, “sentence of imprisonment” includes—

(a)a detention and training order,

(b)a sentence of detention in a young offender institution,

(c)a sentence of detention under section 90 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (detention at Her Majesty’s pleasure),

(d)a sentence of detention under section 91 of that Act (detention of offenders under 18 convicted of certain serious offences),

(e)a sentence of custody for life under section 93 or 94 of that Act,

and “prison” shall be construed accordingly.

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