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SCHEDULES

Section 85

SCHEDULE 12Minor and consequential amendments

Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 (c. 15 (N.I.))

1Section 18(3) of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 (prosecution of offences against a corporation) shall continue to have effect with the substitution (originally made by Article 10 of the Prosecution of Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (S.I. 1972/538 (N.I. 1))) of “an indictment has been presented” for the words from “a grand jury” to “a true Bill”.

Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.))

2Section 20(3) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (offences by bodies corporate) shall continue to have effect with the substitution (originally made by Article 9(3) of the Prosecution of Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1972) of “except by or with the consent of the Attorney-General or the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland” for “except upon the direction of the Attorney-General”.

County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 25 (N.I.))

3The County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 has effect subject to the following amendments.

4(1)Section 102 (appointment and assignment of judges) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (4) (assignment of one judge to each division), for “one judge” substitute “one or more judges”.

(3)In subsection (5) (judge assigned to Belfast or Londonderry to be Recorder), after “judge” insert “, or (if more than one) one of the judges,”.

5In section 106(2) (salary payable to judge from date on which he takes the oaths required by section 105(3)), for “oaths required by section 105(3)” substitute “required oath or makes the required affirmation and declaration”.

Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (c. 14 (N.I.))

6Sections 73, 96, 97, 106(1) and 120 of, and paragraph 12 of Schedule 8 to, the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (prosecution of offences disclosed on election petitions) shall continue to have effect with the substitution (originally made by Article 9(1) of the Prosecution of Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (S.I. 1972/538 (N.I. 1)) of “The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland” for “The Chief Crown Solicitor”.

Law Commissions Act 1965 (c. 22)

7The Law Commissions Act 1965 has effect subject to the following amendments.

8In section 1(1) (purpose of Law Commission), after “of the law” insert “of England and Wales”.

9In section 3(4) (duty of Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission to consult each other), insert at the end “and the Northern Ireland Law Commission”.

Administration of Justice Act 1973 (c. 15)

10The Administration of Justice Act 1973 has effect subject to the following amendments.

11In section 9(5) (judicial salaries), after “Salaries payable” insert “under subsection (1)(d) shall be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland and other salaries payable”.

12In section 12(1) (retirement of higher judiciary in event of incapacity), after “Northern Ireland” insert “(other than a judge to whom section 7 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 applies)”.

Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

13For section 14(1) of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (vacation of office) substitute—

(1)The Lord Chief Justice or a Lord Justice of Appeal may vacate his office by resignation in writing under his hand addressed to Her Majesty.

(1A)A judge of the High Court may vacate his office by resignation in writing under his hand addressed to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1908 (N.I. 27))

14In Article 6(6) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (rehabilitation periods for certain orders), after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)a custody care order under Article 44A of that Order of 1998;.

Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47)

15(1)Section 9 of the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (appeal to Court of Appeal) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (a), after “1996” insert “or a youth conference order”, and

(b)in paragraph (b), after “community order” insert “or the youth conference order”.

(3)In subsection (3)(c), for “paragraph 4(1)(a)” substitute “paragraph (a), or against whom an order is made under paragraph (b) or (c), of paragraph 4(1)”.

(4)After that subsection insert—

(3A)A person may appeal to the Court of Appeal against a decision under paragraph 8 of Schedule 2 to the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/3160 (N.I. 24)) not to revoke an order which is in force with respect to him; and on such an appeal the Court of Appeal may do anything which the Crown Court could do under that paragraph.

(3B)A person may appeal to the Court of Appeal against the dismissal of an application to the Crown Court under paragraph 5 of Schedule 1A to the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1504 (N.I. 9)) to make an order under sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph.

Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/228 (N.I. 8))

16The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 has effect subject to the following amendments.

17In Article 1(3) (power to bring into force paragraphs 1(b) and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to that Order), for “Paragraphs 1(b) and 5” substitute “Paragraph 1(b)”.

18In Article 4(2) (relationship between legal advice and assistance and legal aid), after sub-paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)at a time when—

(i)the Legal Aid Committee has informed him that legal aid is available to him in connection with those proceedings under a direction given under Article 10A(1)(a); or

(ii)the Lord Chancellor has informed him that legal aid is available to him in connection with those proceedings under a direction given under Article 10A(1)(b),

and he has not been informed by the Legal Aid Committee or the Lord Chancellor that such legal aid has ceased to be so available; or

19In Article 13(3) (remuneration of persons giving legal aid), for “Article 10(6)(b)” substitute “Article 15A(b)”.

20After Article 15 insert—

Position of providers, parties etc.

15ALegal aid not to affect normal rules

Except as expressly provided by this Part or by regulations made under it—

(a)the fact that the services of counsel or a solicitor are given by way of legal aid does not affect the relationship between or rights of counsel, solicitor and client or any privilege arising out of such a relationship; and

(b)the rights conferred by or under this Part on a person receiving legal aid are not to affect the rights or liabilities of other parties to the proceedings or the principles on which the discretion of any court or tribunal is normally exercised.

21In Article 26(3) (indemnity), after “12” insert “or a direction under Article 10A(1)”.

22In Article 27 (interpretation), after the definition of “legal aid” insert—

“Legal Aid Committee” means the committee of the Council of the Law Society established under Article 18;.

23In Article 28(2) (free legal aid in the magistrates' court: representation by counsel), for “proceedings” substitute “defence”.

24In Article 31 (resolution of doubts), after “28,” insert “28A,”.

25In Article 32 (statements for purposes of free legal aid), after “28,” insert “28A,”.

26In Article 36(3) (rules about free legal aid in criminal proceedings), after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(bb)the form for the purpose of Article 28A(2)(a);.

27In Article 39 (interpretation of Part 3)—

(a)after the definition of “the certifying authority” insert—

“child” has the meaning given in Article 2(2) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (N.I. 9);

“court-ordered youth conference” has the meaning assigned to that expression by Article 33A(5) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;,

(b)in the definition of “criminal aid certificate” after “28(1),” insert “28A(3),”, and

(c)after that definition insert—

“diversionary youth conference” has the meaning assigned to that expression by Article 10A(2) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;.

28In the heading of Schedule 1 (proceedings for which legal aid may be given) for “PART 2 OF THIS ORDER” substitute “ARTICLE 9”.

Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I 1981/1675 (N.I. 26))

29The Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 has effect subject to the following amendments.

30In Article 47(6) (period of remand), after “1998” insert ; and

(ba)a custody care order within the meaning of that Order.

31(1)Article 140 (appeals to county court) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (2), for “made on conviction,” substitute “passed on the person for the offence, whether on conviction or in subsequent proceedings,”.

(3)After that paragraph insert—

(2A)A person may appeal to a county court against—

(a)a fine imposed under paragraph (a), or an order made under paragraph (b) or (c), of paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 2 to the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (N.I. 24);

(b)the dismissal of an application under Part 3 or 4 of that Schedule;

(c)a fine imposed, or an order made, under Article 41(2) or 44F(3) or (4) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (N.I. 9);

(d)an order made under Article 44C(3)(a) or 54(3)(a) of that Order;

(e)an order made under paragraph 3 of Schedule 1A to that Order; or

(f)the dismissal of an application under paragraph 5 of that Schedule (otherwise than to the Crown Court) to make an order under sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph.

Child Abduction (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (S.I. 1985/1638 (N.I. 17))

32The Child Abduction (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 has effect subject to the following amendments.

33In Article 3(7) (application of offence of abduction of child in care or subject to certain orders) insert at the end “or a custody care order.”

34(1)Paragraph 4 of the Schedule (modifications of Article 3 for children in certain cases) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1), after “order” insert “or a custody care order”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(a)—

(a)after “consent of” insert “, in the case of a juvenile justice centre order,”, and

(b)after “juvenile justice centre” insert “or, in the case of a custody care order, the appropriate authority within the meaning of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998”.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3), insert at the end “and “custody care order” has the same meaning as in Article 44A of that Order.”

Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/ 595 (N.I. 4))

35The Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 has effect subject to the following amendments.

36In Article 44(8) (orders which can be made in conjunction with hospital or guardianship orders), for the words from “including” to the end substitute “including juvenile justice centre orders and custody care orders under the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.”

37In Article 50A(7) (remitting persons for trial following detention in hospital)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (d) insert ; or

(e)to secure accommodation;, and

(b)for “or juvenile justice centre” substitute “, juvenile justice centre or secure accommodation”.

38In Article 53(5)(a) (removal to hospital of certain persons serving sentences of imprisonment), for the words from “including” to “juvenile justice centre” substitute “including juvenile justice centre orders and custody care orders under the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (N.I. 9)”.

39(1)Article 56 (further provision as to prisoners under sentence) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (1)—

(a)for “or juvenile justice centre” substitute “, juvenile justice centre or secure accommodation”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b), after “juvenile justice centre” insert “or the authority providing the secure accommodation”.

(3)In paragraph (3), for “or juvenile justice centre” substitute “, juvenile justice centre or secure accommodation”.

40(1)Article 61 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (1A)—

(a)for “means any juvenile justice centre,” substitute “means any young offenders centre, any juvenile justice centre, any secure accommodation,”, and

(b)insert at the end “; and in this paragraph “young offenders centre” has the meaning assigned to it by section 2(a) of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 29 (N.I.)).”

(3)After paragraph (1A) insert—

(1B)In this Part “secure accommodation” means accommodation provided by an authority (within the meaning of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (N.I. 2)) for the purpose of restricting liberty.

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

41In paragraph 12 of Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (reviews of sentencing: supplementary), for “Attorney General for Northern Ireland” substitute “Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland”.

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12))

42The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 has effect subject to the following amendments.

43(1)Article 2(2) (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2)After the definition of “items subject to legal privilege” insert—

“juvenile justice centre” has the same meaning as in the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;.

(3)After the definition of “recordable offence” insert—

“secure accommodation” means accommodation provided by an authority (within the meaning of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995) for the purpose of restricting liberty;.

(4)At the end insert—

“young offenders centre” has the meaning assigned to it by section 2(a) of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 29 (N.I.));.

44In Article 2(5) (definition of “custodial establishment”), after “juvenile justice centre” insert “, secure accommodation”.

45In Article 19(1)(ca) (entry for purpose of arrest), after “juvenile justice centre” insert “or secure accommodation”.

46In Article 39(8) (place of safety), for “means any juvenile justice centre,” substitute “means any young offenders centre, any juvenile justice centre, any secure accommodation,”.

Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

47In paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 to the Child Support Act 1991 (application to Northern Ireland of provisions about Child Support Commissioners), after sub-paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)paragraph 1(3) were omitted;.

Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)

48In Schedule 9 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, in paragraph 1(1)(b) (exclusion of entitlement to child benefit for children in detention, care, etc.), after “juvenile justice centre” insert “or kept in secure accommodation under a custody care order”.

Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (c. 35)

49(1)Section 22 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (meaning of public body etc.) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (3)(a), for “Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland” substitute “Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland”.

(3)In subsection (4)(c), for “Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland, that Director” substitute “Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland, the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland”.

Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2))

50The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 has effect subject to the following amendments.

51In Article 70(7) (provisions which do not apply to those providing refuges for children at risk), after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(bb)Article 44C(5) of that Order (escape by child ordered to be kept in secure accommodation under a custody care order);.

52In paragraph 4(1)(b) of Schedule 4 (directions under education supervision orders where child is subject to other orders), for “or a juvenile justice centre order” substitute “, a juvenile justice centre order or a custody care order,”.

Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1141 (N.I. 6))

53(1)Schedule 2 to the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (persons ineligible for jury service) is amended as follows.

(2)After “Members of the Northern Ireland Court Service.” insert—

Court security officers.

(3)For “The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland and members of his staff.” substitute—

The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland and the members of staff of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland.

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland and the members of his staff.

Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/3160 (N.I. 24))

54The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 has effect subject to the following amendments.

55(1)Article 2(2) (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2)In the definition of “community order”, after paragraph (c) insert—

(ca)a reparation order;

(cb)a community responsibility order;.

(3)After that definition insert—

“community responsibility order” means an order under Article 36E of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (N.I. 9);.

(4)In the definition of “custodial sentence”, insert at the end—

(iv)an order under Article 44A of that Order sending the offender to secure accommodation;.

(5)After the definition of “probation period” insert—

“reparation order” means an order under Article 36A of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;.

(6)After the definition of “young offenders centre” insert—

“youth conference order” means an order under Article 36J of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;.

56In Article 9(3) (procedural requirements for community orders), at the end insert—

(ca)a reparation order; and

(cb)a community responsibility order.

57In Article 18(1) (restriction on imposing sentences of imprisonment or detention on persons not legally represented), after “order” insert “or custody care order”.

58In Article 19(3) (court not prevented from passing custodial sentence if offender refuses to consent to community sentence), insert at the end “or a youth conference order”.

59(1)Schedule 2 (enforcement of community orders) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 11(3)—

(a)after “committed to” insert “secure accommodation or”, and

(b)after “assistance to” insert “the authority keeping the child in secure accommodation,”.

(3)In paragraph 18(3)—

(a)after “committed to” insert “secure accommodation or”, and

(b)after “assistance to” insert “the authority keeping the child in secure accommodation,”.

Sex Offenders Act 1997 (c. 51)

60In section 4(1) of the Sex Offenders Act 1997 (young sex offenders), for paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)a period for which a person is ordered to be detained in a juvenile justice centre under Article 39 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1504 (N.I. 9));

(ca)a period for which a person is ordered to be kept in secure accommodation under Article 44A of that Order;.

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (c. 32)

61In section 42(3) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (copies of reports of inspectors of constabulary relating to Police Service etc.), insert at the end (but not as part of paragraph (b))—

and, if the report was received under section 41(2), to the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47)

62The Northern Ireland Act 1998 has effect subject to the following amendments.

63In section 75(3) (duty on public authorities to have regard to need to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between different groups), after paragraph (cd) (inserted by section 38 of this Act) insert—

(ce)the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland;

(cf)the Northern Ireland Law Commission;.

64In section 76(7) (discrimination by public authorities), after “Probation Board for Northern Ireland;” insert—

(fa)the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland;

(fb)the Northern Ireland Law Commission;.

65(1)Schedule 3 (reserved matters) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 1 (conferral of functions on Ministers of the Crown), insert at the end “apart from the Advocate General for Northern Ireland”.

(3)In paragraph 9 (criminal law, prosecutions etc.), after the second sentence insert—

This paragraph does not include any matter concerning the Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1504 (N.I. 9))

66The Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 has effect subject to the following amendments.

67(1)Article 2 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (2), in the definitions of “community order”, “community sentence” and “custodial sentence”—

(a)insert at the beginning ““combination order”,”, and

(b)after ““community sentence”” insert “, “community service order””.

(3)After those definitions insert—

“community responsibility order” means an order under Article 36E;

“custody care order” means an order under Article 44A;.

(4)In that paragraph, after the definition of “custody officer” insert—

“Director” means the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland;.

(5)In that paragraph, after the definition of “notice” insert—

“Order Book” means the Order Book required to be kept under rule 19 of the Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 (SR 1984 No. 225);.

(6)In that paragraph, after the definition of “parental responsibility” insert—

“place of safety” has the same meaning as in Article 39(8) of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (N.I. 12);

“police officer” and “police support staff” have the same meaning as in the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c. 32);

“probation order” means an order under Article 10 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (N.I. 24);.

(7)In that paragraph, after the definition of “relative” insert—

“remand centre” has the same meaning as in the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 29 (N.I.));

“reparation order” means an order under Article 36A;

“responsible officer”—

(a)in relation to an offender subject to a reparation order, has the meaning assigned to it by Article 36D(2);

(b)in relation to an offender subject to a community responsibility order, has the meaning assigned to it by Article 36E(4); and

(c)in relation to an offender subject to a youth conference order, has the meaning assigned to it by Article 36K(3);

“secure accommodation” means accommodation provided for the purpose of restricting liberty;.

(8)At the end of that paragraph insert—

“youth conference” has the meaning given by Article 3A, “diversionary youth conference” has the meaning given by Article 10A(2) and “court-ordered youth conference” has the meaning given by Article 33A(5);

“youth conference co-ordinator” means a person designated under Article 3A(3);

“youth conference order” has the meaning given by Article 36J(2);

“youth conference plan” has the meaning given by Article 3C.

(9)After paragraph (3) insert—

(4)References in this Order to an offence punishable, in the case of an adult, with imprisonment are to be construed without regard to any prohibition or restriction imposed by or under any statutory provision on the imprisonment of adults who are under the age of 21.

(5)References in this Order to associated offences are to be construed in accordance with Article 2(7) of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (N.I. 24).

68In Article 8(3) and (4) (child not released under Article 7), for “a juvenile justice centre” substitute “secure accommodation provided by or on behalf of the appropriate authority”.

69(1)Article 13 (remand in custody) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (1), for the words after “open court” substitute and—

(a)if the child has not attained the age of 14, shall make an order committing him to secure accommodation provided by or on behalf of the appropriate authority;

(b)if the child has attained the age of 14 but has not attained the age of 17, shall (subject to paragraph (1A)) make an order committing him to a juvenile justice centre; and

(c)if the child has attained the age of 17, shall (subject to paragraph (1B)) make an order committing him to a young offenders centre.

(3)After that paragraph insert—

(1A)In the case of a child who has attained the age of 15 but has not attained the age of 17 the court shall make an order committing him to a young offenders centre (and not an order committing him to a juvenile justice centre) if it considers that he is likely to injure himself or another person.

(1B)In the case of a child—

(a)who has attained the age of 17 but who, at the time of the court’s first decision in respect of the offence in question not to release him on bail, has not attained the age of 17 years and six months; and

(b)who has not had a custodial sentence imposed on him within the last two years,

the court shall make an order committing him to a juvenile justice centre (and not an order committing him to a young offenders centre) if, after considering a report made by a probation officer, it considers that it is in his best interests to make such an order.

(1C)An order under this Article shall commit the child for the period for which he is remanded or until he is brought back before the court.

70In Article 30(3) (powers of youth court when child becomes adult)—

(a)after “a community order” insert “, a youth conference order”, and

(b)after “the community order” (in both places) insert “or youth conference order”.

71In Article 37(4) (requirements of attendance centre orders), for the words from “be such” to the end substitute “, so far as practicable, be such as to avoid any conflict with the child’s religious beliefs and any interference with the times, if any, at which he normally works or attends a school or other educational establishment.”

72In Article 39(1) (juvenile justice centre orders)—

(a)after “a child” insert “who has attained the age of 14”, and

(b)for “to which Article 45(1) applies” substitute “the sentence for which is, in the case of an adult, fixed by law as imprisonment for life”.

73(1)Article 41 (breach of supervision requirements of juvenile justice centre order) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (2)—

(a)for “in any of” substitute “in either of”,

(b)for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)it may impose on him a fine not exceeding £1,000;, and

(c)for paragraphs (i) and (ii) of sub-paragraph (b) substitute—

(i)in a juvenile justice centre if he has not attained the age of 17 or falls within paragraph (2A); or

(ii)in a young offenders centre in any other case.

(3)After that paragraph insert—

(2A)The offender falls within this paragraph if he—

(a)has attained the age of 17;

(b)has not attained the age of 18 and will not attain that age within the next 30 days; and

(c)has not had a custodial sentence (other than the juvenile justice centre order in question) imposed on him within the last two years,

and the court, after considering a report made by a probation officer, considers that it is in his best interests to order him to be detained in a juvenile justice centre (and not in a young offenders centre).

(2B)Where the court imposes a fine on the offender under paragraph (2)(a)—

(a)if he has not attained the age of 16, it shall order that the fine be paid by the parent or guardian of the child instead of by the child, unless it is satisfied that there is good reason for not so doing; and

(b)if he has attained that age but has not attained the age of 18, it may so order.

(2C)A fine ordered under paragraph (2B) to be paid by a parent or guardian may be recovered from him by distress, or he may be imprisoned in default of payment, in like manner as if the order had been made on the conviction of the parent or guardian of the offence for which the juvenile justice centre order was made.

(2D)A parent or guardian may appeal to a county court against an order under paragraph (2B).

74In Article 44(1) (effect of subsequent conviction where juvenile justice centre order in effect), after “an offence” insert “and the court imposes a custodial sentence on the child for the offence”.

75In Article 56(5)(a) (power to provide for functions of Juvenile Justice Board to include power to make schemes for children subject to attendance centre orders or juvenile justice centre orders), after “subject to” insert “reparation orders, community responsibility orders, a youth conference plan,”.

Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c. 1)

76The Northern Ireland Act 2000 has effect subject to the following amendments.

77In section 1(4) (effect on offices of suspension of devolved government), after “junior Minister,” insert “as Attorney General for Northern Ireland”.

78In section 3 (restoration of devolved government), insert at the end—

(8)If the period of appointment of the person who held office as Attorney General for Northern Ireland immediately before the date on which section 1 came into force has not expired, he resumes office on the effective date.

79In the Schedule (provisions applicable during suspension of devolved government), after paragraph 5 insert—

5AIf the office of Attorney General is vacant at the time when section 1 comes into force, or becomes vacant at any time while that section is in force, no steps are to be taken to fill the vacancy while that section is in force; but if a restoration order is subsequently made, the vacancy is to be filled in accordance with section 22 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

80In paragraph 39(4)(b) and (6)(b) of Schedule 4 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (compensation where restraint order is discharged), for “member of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland” substitute “member of staff of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland”.

Regulatory Reform Act 2001 (c. 6)

81In section 5(1)(c) of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 (consultation with Law Commission or Scottish Law Commission before making of order under section 1), for “or the Scottish Law Commission” substitute “, the Scottish Law Commission or the Northern Ireland Law Commission”.