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(1)In this Part—

  • admitted to a hospital” means admitted to a hospital under—

    (a)

    section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20), section 57(2)(a) or [F157A(2)] of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) or Article 44 or 50A(2) of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/595 (N.I. 4));

    (b)

    Schedule 1 to the Criminal Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991 (c. 25); or

    (c)

    [F2section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983, [F3section 69 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984] or Article 52 of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;]

  • [F4applicable date” has the meaning given by section 88D(5)]

  • cautioned” means—

    (a)

    cautioned [F5(or, in Northern Ireland, cautioned by a police officer)] after the person concerned has admitted the offence, or

    (b)

    reprimanded or warned within the meaning given by section 65 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37),

    and “caution” is to be interpreted accordingly;

  • community order” means—

    (a)

    a community order within the meaning of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6) [F6(as that Act had effect before the passing of the Criminal Justice Act 2003)];

    (b)

    a probation order or community service order under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 or a supervised attendance order made in pursuance of section 235 of that Act;

    (c)

    a community order within the meaning of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/3160 (N.I. 24)), a probation order under section 1 of the Probation Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 (c. 7 (N.I.)) or a community service order under Article 7 of the Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/226 (N.I. 40)); or

    (d)

    a community supervision order;

  • community supervision order” means an order under paragraph 4 of Schedule 5A to the Army Act 1955 or the Air Force Act 1955 or Schedule 4A to the Naval Discipline Act 1957;

  • country” includes territory;

  • [F7date of discharge” has the meaning given by section 88B(1)]

  • detained in a hospital” means detained in a hospital under—

    (a)

    Part 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983, [F8section 136 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 13)], Part 6 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 or Part III of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

    (b)

    Schedule 1 to the Criminal Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991; or

    (c)

    [F9section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983, [F10section 69 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984] or Article 52 of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;]

  • [F11further date of discharge” has the meaning given by section 88B(3)]

  • guardianship order” means a guardianship order under section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20), section 58 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) or Article 44 of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/595 (N.I. 4));

  • home address” has the meaning given by section 83(7);

  • interim notification order” has the meaning given by section 100(2);

  • interim risk of sexual harm order” has the meaning given by section 126(2);

  • interim sexual offences prevention order” has the meaning given by section 109(2);

  • [F12kept in service custody” means kept in service custody by virtue of an order under section 105(2) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (but see also subsection (3));]

  • local police area” has the meaning given by section 88(3);

  • local probation board” has the same meaning as in the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43);

  • [F13notification continuation order” has the meaning given by section 88C(2)]

  • notification order” has the meaning given by section 97(1);

  • notification period” has the meaning given by section 80(1);

  • [F14order for conditional discharge” means an order under any of the following provisions discharging the offender conditionally—

    (a)

    section 12 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000;

    (b)

    Article 4 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;

    (c)

    section 185 of the Armed Forces Act 2006;

    (d)

    paragraph 3 of Schedule 5A to the Army Act 1955 or Air Force Act 1955 or Schedule 4A to the Naval Discipline Act 1957;]

  • parental responsibility” has the same meaning as in the Children Act 1989 (c. 41) or the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/ 755 (N.I. 2)), and “parental responsibilities” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36);

  • the period of conditional discharge” has the meaning given by each of the following—

    (a)

    section 12(3) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000;

    (b)

    Article 2(2) of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;

    (c)

    [F15section 185(2) of the Armed Forces Act 2006;]

  • probation order” has the meaning given by section 228(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995;

  • probation period” has the meaning given by section 307(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995;

  • relevant date” has the meaning given by section 82(6) (save in the circumstances mentioned in sections [F1688B,] 98, 100, 107, 109 and 129);

  • relevant offender” has the meaning given by section 80(2);

  • restriction order” means—

    (a)

    an order under section 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983, section 57(2)(b) or 59 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 or Article 47(1) of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

    (b)

    a direction under paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991 (c. 25) or Article 50A(3)(b) of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/595 (N.I. 4)); or

    (c)

    [F17a direction under section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983, [F18section 69 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984] or Article 52 of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;]

  • risk of sexual harm order” has the meaning given by section 123(1);

  • [F19service detention” has the meaning given by section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006;]

  • sexual offences prevention order” has the meaning given by section 106(1);

  • supervision” means supervision in pursuance of an order made for the purpose or, in the case of a person released from prison on licence, in pursuance of a condition contained in his licence;

  • F20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F21(1A)A reference to a provision specified in paragraph (a) of the definition of “admitted to a hospital”, “detained in a hospital” or “restriction order” includes a reference to the provision as it applies by virtue of—

(a)section 5 of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964,

(b)section 6 or 14 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968,

[F22(ba)Schedule 4 to the Armed Forces Act 2006 (including as applied by section 16(2) of the Court Martial Appeals Act 1968),]

(c)section 116A of the Army Act 1955 or the Air Force Act 1955 or section 63A of the Naval Discipline Act 1957, or

(d)section 16 or 23 of the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968.]

(2)Where under section 141 different days are appointed for the commencement of different provisions of this Part, a reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Part is to be read (subject to section 98(4)) as a reference to the commencement of that provision.

[F23(3)In relation to any time before the commencement of section 105(2) of the Armed Forces Act 2006, “kept in service custody” means being kept in military, air-force or naval custody by virtue of an order made under section 75A(2) of the Army Act 1955 or of the Air Force Act 1955 or section 47G(2) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (as the case may be).]

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F2In s. 133(1) in definition of "admitted to a hospital" para. (c) substituted (31.3.2005) by Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28), ss. 58(1), 60, Sch. 10 para. 57(2)(a); S.I. 2005/579, art. 3(f)(g)

F5S. 133(1): words in definition of "cautioned" substituted for "by a police officer" (E.W.N.I.) (14.7.2008) by virtue of Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), ss. 148(1), 153(7), Sch. 26 para. 56(2)(a); S.I. 2008/1586, art. 2, Sch. 1 para. 48(r) (subject to Sch. 2)

F6S. 133(1): words in definition of "community order" inserted (4.4.2005) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 304, 336, Sch. 32 para. 144; S.I. 2005/950, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 para. 42(39) (subject to art. 2(2), Sch. 2 (as amended by S.I. 2005/2122, art. 2))

F7S. 133(1): definition of "date of discharge" inserted (S.) (at 17.00 hours on 25.10.2010) by The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/370), arts. 1(1), 4(1)(a)

F9In s. 133(1) in definition of "detained in a hospital" para. (c) substituted (31.3.2005) by Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28), ss. 58(1), 60, Sch. 10 para. 57(2)(b); S.I. 2005/579, art. 3(f)(g)

F11S. 133(1): definition of "further date of discharge" inserted (S.) (at 17.00 hours on 25.10.2010) by The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/370), arts. 1(1), 4(1)(a)

F12S. 133(1): definition of "kept in service custody" inserted (E.W.N.I.) (31.10.2009) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), ss. 148(1), 153(7), Sch. 26 para. 56(2)(b); S.I. 2009/2606, art. 3(i)

F13S. 133(1): definition of "notification continuation order" inserted (S.) (at 17.00 hours on 25.10.2010) by The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/370), arts. 1(1), 4(1)(a)

F14S. 133(1): definition of "order for conditional charge" substituted (28.3.2009 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2009) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 378(1), 383(2), Sch. 16 para. 209(2)(a); S.I. 2009/812, art. 3 (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

F15S. 133(1): words in definition of "the period of conditional discharge" substituted (28.3.2009 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2009) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 378(1), 383(2), Sch. 16 para. 209(2)(b); S.I. 2009/812, art. 3 (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

F16S. 133(1): words in definition of "relevant date" inserted (S.) (at 17.00 hours on 25.10.2010) by The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/370), arts. 1(1), 4(1)(b)

F17In s. 133(1) in definition of "restriction order" para. (c) substituted (31.3.2005) by Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28), ss. 58(1), 60, Sch. 10 para. 57(2)(c); S.I. 2005/579, art. 3(f)(g)

F19S. 133(1): definition of "service detention" inserted (28.3.2009 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2009) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 378(1), 383(2), Sch. 16 para. 209(2)(c); S.I. 2009/812, art. 3 (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

F20S. 133(1): definition of "term of service detention" repealed (28.3.2009 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2009) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 378, 383(2), Sch. 16 para. 209(2)(d), Sch. 17; S.I. 2009/812, art. 3 (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

F22S. 133(1A)(ba) inserted (28.3.2009 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2009) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 378(1), 383(2), Sch. 16 para. 209(3); S.I. 2009/812, art. 3 (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

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