(1)This section applies to—
(a)any application under section 100 for a violent offender order,
(b)any application under section 104 for an interim violent offender order, and
(c)any application under section 103 for the variation, discharge or renewal of a violent offender order, or for the variation or discharge of an interim violent offender order.
(2)A magistrates' court may not begin hearing such an application unless it is satisfied that the relevant person has been given notice of—
(a)the application, and
(b)the time and place of the hearing,
a reasonable time before the hearing.
(3)In this section “the relevant person” means—
(a)the person to whom the application mentioned in subsection (1)(a) or (b) relates, or
(b)the person in respect of whom the order mentioned in subsection (1)(c) has been made,
as the case may be.