27(1)The Secretary of State may by order amend—E+W
(a)paragraph 10(2) (unpaid work requirement), or
(b)paragraph 14(2) (curfew requirement),
by substituting, for the maximum number of hours for the time being specified in that provision, such other number of hours as may be specified in the order.
(2)The Secretary of State may by order amend any of the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) by substituting, for any period for the time being specified in the provision, such other period as may be specified in the order.
(3)Those provisions are—
(a)paragraph 14(3) (curfew requirement);
(b)paragraph 15(2) (exclusion requirement);
(c)paragraph 17(6) (local authority residence requirement);
(d)paragraph 18(2) (fostering requirement).
(4)An order under this paragraph which amends paragraph 18(2) may also make consequential amendments of paragraphs 6(9), 8(9) and 16(2) of Schedule 2.