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117 General interpretation.E+W+S

(1)In this Act—

  • the 1933 Act” means the M1Children and Young Persons Act 1933;

  • the 1969 Act” means the M2Children and Young Persons Act 1969;

  • the 1973 Act” means the M3Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973;

  • the 1980 Act” means the M4Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;

  • the 1982 Act” means the M5Criminal Justice Act 1982;

  • the 1984 Act” means the M6Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984;

  • the 1985 Act” means the M7Prosecution of Offences Act 1985;

  • the 1989 Act” means the M8Children Act 1989;

  • the 1991 Act” means the M9Criminal Justice Act 1991;

  • the 1994 Act” means the M10Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994;

  • the 1997 Act” means the M11Crime (Sentences) Act 1997;

  • caution” has the same meaning as in Part V of the M12Police Act 1997;

  • child” means a person under the age of 14;

  • F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • custodial sentence” has [F2the meaning given by section 222 of the Sentencing Code];

  • guardian” has the same meaning as in the 1933 Act;

  • [F3local probation board” means a local probation board established under section 4 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000;]

  • prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State;

  • young person” means a person who has attained the age of 14 and is under the age of 18;

  • youth offending team” means a team established under section 39 above.

(2)In this Act—

  • the 1993 Act” means the M13Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993; and

  • the 1995 Act” means the M14Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

(3)For the purposes of this Act, the age of a person shall be deemed to be that which it appears to the court to be after considering any available evidence.

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F1S. 117(1): definition of "commission area" omitted (1.4.2005) by virtue of The Courts Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/886), art. 2, Sch. para. 60

F3S. 117(1): definition of “local probation board” inserted (1.4.2001) by 2000 c. 43, s. 74, Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 152; S.I. 2001/919, art. 2(f)(ii)

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