Coroners and Justice Act 2009

98Eligibility for special measures: age of child witnesses
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(1)The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 16(1)(a) (witnesses eligible because under 17), for “17” substitute “18”.

(3)In section 21 (special provisions relating to child witnesses)—

(a)in subsection (8), for “17” substitute “18”, and

(b)in subsection (9)(b), for “17” substitute “18”.

(4)In section 22 (extension of section 21 to certain witnesses)—

(a)in the title, for “17” substitute “18”, and

(b)in subsection (1)(a)(ii), for “17” substitute “18”.