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184(1)Section 35 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 (community orders for fine defaulters) shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)(b), for “section 1 of the 1982 Act” there shall be substituted “ section 89 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 ”.

(3)For subsections (4) and (5) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(4)Section 46(1) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (community service orders) shall apply for the purposes of subsection (2)(a) above as if for the words from the beginning to “make” there were substituted “Where section 35(2) of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 applies, the court may make in respect of the offender”; and—

(a)section 46(3) and (4) of that Act, and

(b)so far as applicable, the following provisions of section 46 of that Act and the other provisions of Part IV of that Act relating to community service orders,

have effect in relation to a community service order made by virtue of this section as they have effect in relation to any community service order made under that Act, subject to the exceptions in subsection (5) below.

(5)The following are the exceptions, namely—

(a)the reference in section 46(3)(a) of that Act to 40 hours shall be construed as a reference to 20 hours;

(b)section 46(8) of that Act shall not apply;

(c)the power conferred by paragraph 4(1)(d) of Schedule 3 to that Act shall be construed as a power to revoke the order or deal with the person in respect of whom the order was made for his default in paying the sum in question or do both of those things;

(d)paragraph 4(2)(a) and (3) of that Schedule shall not apply;

(e)the reference in paragraph 10(1)(b) of that Schedule to the offence in respect of which the order was made shall be construed as a reference to the default in respect of which the order was made;

(f)the power conferred by paragraph 10(3)(b) of that Schedule to deal with an offender for the offence in respect of which the order was made shall be construed as a power to deal with the person in respect of whom the order was made for his default in paying the sum in question; and

(g)paragraph 11(2)(b) of that Schedule shall not apply.

(4)For subsections (7) and (8) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(7)Section 37(1) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (curfew orders) shall apply for the purposes of subsection (2)(b) above as if for the words from the beginning to “make” there were substituted “Where section 35(2) of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 applies, the court may make in respect of the offender”; and—

(a)section 37(3), (5) to (8) and (10) to (12) of that Act, and

(b)so far as applicable, the other provisions of Part IV of that Act relating to curfew orders,

have effect in relation to a curfew order made by virtue of this section as they have effect in relation to any curfew order made under that Act, subject to the exceptions in subsection (8) below.

(8)The following are the exceptions, namely—

(a)the power conferred by paragraph 4(1)(d) of Schedule 3 to that Act shall be construed as a power to revoke the order or deal with the person in respect of whom the order was made for his default in paying the sum in question or do both of those things;

(b)paragraph 4(2)(a) and (3) of that Schedule shall not apply;

(c)the reference in paragraph 10(1)(b) of that Schedule to the offence in respect of which the order was made shall be construed as a reference to the default in respect of which the order was made;

(d)the power conferred by paragraph 10(3)(b) of that Schedule to deal with an offender for the offence in respect of which the order was made shall be construed as a power to deal with the person in respect of whom the order was made for his default in paying the sum in question; and

(e)paragraph 11(2)(b) of that Schedule shall not apply.

(5)After subsection (12) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(12A)Sections 35 and 36 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (restrictions and procedural requirements for community sentences) do not apply in relation to an order under subsection (2)(a) or (b) above.

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