Explanatory Notes

Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

2010 asp 13

6 August 2010

Commentary on Sections

Part 3 - Criminal Procedure

Section 64 - Remand and committal of children and young persons

303.This section repeals the provisions contained in section 51 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, which allow for the remand of children aged 14 and 15 years to prison.

304.Where a child under the age of 16 years is not released on bail or ordained to appear he shall instead be remanded to the local authority to be detained either in secure accommodation or a suitable place of safety.