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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 32: Limitation on remission

This Section amends section 13 of the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953 by inserting new section 13(7A) to state that prison rules may not provide for remission to a person imprisoned for defaulting on payment of the sum due or for imprisonment imposed for breaching a supervised activity order (Section 32(1)).

Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (which deals with supervised activity orders) is amended at paragraph 5 and 6 to reflect this (Section 32(2) and (3)). In terms of transitional arrangements, this Section does not apply to offences committed before the commencement of this Section (Section 32(4)).

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