127Resource implications of guidelinesE+W
(1)This section applies where the Council—
(a)publishes draft guidelines under section 120 or 122, or
(b)issues guidelines as definitive guidelines under either of those sections.
(2)The Council must publish a resource assessment in respect of the guidelines.
(3)A resource assessment in respect of any guidelines is an assessment by the Council of the likely effect of the guidelines on—
(a)the resources required for the provision of prison places,
(b)the resources required for probation provision, and
(c)the resources required for the provision of youth justice services.
(4)The resources assessment must be published—
(a)in a case within subsection (1)(a), at the time of publication of the draft guidelines;
(b)in a case within subsection (1)(b), at the time the guidelines are issued or, where the guidelines are issued by virtue of section 123, as soon as reasonably practicable after the guidelines are issued.
(5)The Council must keep under review any resource assessment published under this section, and, if the assessment is found to be inaccurate in a material respect, publish a revised resource assessment.
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