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3(1)The Criminal Justice Act 1988 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)In section 36 (review of failure to impose mandatory sentence), in subsection (2)(b) omit the “ or ” at the end of sub-paragraph (ii) and, at the end of sub-paragraph (iii), insert “or
(iv)under section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.”
(3)In subsection (9) of that section, after paragraph (a) insert—
“(aa)the reference to section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968 shall be construed as a reference to Article 70(2) of the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004;
(ab)the reference to section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 shall be construed as a reference to paragraph 2(4) or (5) of Schedule 2 to that Act; and”.
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