New section 66G of the 1998 Act: Code of practice on youth conditional cautions
358.This new section makes provision for the Secretary of State, with the consent of the Attorney General, to publish a Code of Practice setting out, amongst other things, the circumstances in which youth conditional cautions may be given, how they are to be given and who may give them, the conditions which may be imposed and for what period, and arrangements for monitoring compliance.
359.The Secretary of State is required to publish the Code in draft and to consider any representations regarding it. The completed Code must then be laid before Parliament. The Code is then brought into force by an order. The first such order will be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure and any subsequent orders will be subject to the negative resolution procedure