Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 (c. 22)

47.  For section 14 (treatment of young persons convicted of scheduled offences) substitute the following section—

14.    Treatment of children convicted of scheduled offences.

Article 45(2) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (under which a court may sentence a child convicted on indictment of an offence punishable in the case of an adult with imprisonment for fourteen years or more todetentionfor a period specified in the sentence) shall have effect in relation to a child convicted of a scheduled offence committed while this section is in force with the substitution of the word “five” for “14”..

48.  In section 16(3) (conviction of scheduled offence during period of remission), for the words from “section 73(1)” to “1968” substitute “Article 45(2) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998”.