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PART 5E+WCurfew requirement

RequirementE+W

9(1)In this Code “curfew requirement”, in relation to a relevant order, means a requirement that the offender must remain, for particular periods (“curfew periods”), at a particular place.E+W

(2)A relevant order which imposes a curfew requirement must specify—

(a)the curfew periods, and

(b)the place at which the offender must remain for each curfew period.

(3)Different places or different curfew periods may be specified for different days.

(4)The curfew periods specified must amount to—

(a)not less than 2 hours in any day, F1...

(b)not more than [F2the relevant number of hours] in any day [F3, and

(c)not more than 112 hours in any period of 7 days beginning with the day of the week on which the requirement first takes effect.]

[F4(4A)In sub-paragraph (4) “the relevant number of hours” means—

(a)in relation to a relevant order in respect of an offence of which the offender was convicted before the day on which section 150 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force, 16 hours, and

(b)in relation to a relevant order in respect of an offence of which the offender was convicted on or after that day, 20 hours.]

(5)The specified curfew periods must fall within [F5the relevant period] beginning with the day on which the requirement first takes effect.

[F6(6)In sub-paragraph (5) “the relevant period” means—

(a)in relation to a relevant order in respect of an offence of which the offender was convicted before the day on which section 150 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force, the period of 12 months, and

(b)in relation to a relevant order in respect of an offence of which the offender was convicted on or after that day, the period of 2 years.]

Textual Amendments

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 9 paras. 1-20 modified by 2006 c. 52, s. 200(1)(c)(iv) (as substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 25 para. 19 (with s. 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2)

C2Sch. 9 para. 9(1)-(4) applied (with modifications) by 2003 c. 44, Sch. 19A paras. 1-3 (as substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 248(2) (with Sch. 24 para. 447, Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2) and as amended (28.6.2022) by Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (c. 32), s. 150(8)(b))

C3Sch. 9 para. 9(4A) applied (with modifications) (28.6.2022) by 2003 c. 44, Sch. 19A paras. 2, 3 (as amended by Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (c. 32), ss. 150(8), 208(5)(q))

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 9 para. 9 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

Requirements where court imposes curfew requirementE+W

10(1)Before making a relevant order imposing a curfew requirement, the court must obtain and consider information about each place proposed to be specified in the order.E+W

(2)That information must include information as to the attitude of persons likely to be affected by the offender's enforced presence there.

(3)Where the court makes a relevant order imposing a curfew requirement it must also impose an electronic compliance monitoring requirement (see paragraph 29) for securing compliance with it, unless—

(a)it is prevented from doing so by—

(i)paragraph 33 (consent of person whose co-operation is required), or

(ii)paragraph 34(1) (arrangements in relevant area), or

(b)in the particular circumstances of the case, it considers it inappropriate to do so.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 9 paras. 1-20 modified by 2006 c. 52, s. 200(1)(c)(iv) (as substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 25 para. 19 (with s. 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2)

C4Sch. 9 para. 10(1)(2) applied (with modifications) by 2003 c. 44, Sch. 19A paras. 1-3 (as substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 248(2) (with Sch. 24 para. 447, Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2)

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 9 para. 10 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

[F7Power of responsible officer to vary curfew requirementE+W

Textual Amendments

10A(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W

(a)a relevant order is in force,

(b)the order is in respect of an offence of which the offender was convicted on or after the day on which section 151 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force,

(c)the order includes a curfew requirement imposed under paragraph 9, and

(d)the responsible officer considers that the variation condition is met.

(2)The variation condition is met if, having regard to a change in the offender’s circumstances since the relevant order was made, it is appropriate to—

(a)vary the start time of any of the curfew periods;

(b)vary the relevant place in relation to any of those periods.

(3)The responsible officer may, with the consent of the offender, give the offender notice (a “variation notice”) specifying—

(a)the new start time of such of the curfew periods as are specified in the notice;

(b)the new relevant place for such of the curfew periods as are so specified.

(4)The effect of a variation notice is to vary the relevant order as specified in the notice, with effect from the date so specified.

(5)A variation notice may specify different variations of the start time, or of the relevant place, for different days.

(6)Before giving a variation notice containing provision pursuant to sub-paragraph (3)(b), the responsible officer must obtain and consider information about each place proposed to be specified in the notice.

(7)That information must include information as to the attitude of persons likely to be affected by the offender’s enforced presence there.

(8)A variation notice must not—

(a)vary the length of any of the offender’s curfew periods;

(b)in a case where the relevant order includes a residence requirement under paragraph 13, vary the relevant place in a way that is inconsistent with that requirement;

(c)make any variation prohibited by sub-paragraph (9).

(9)A variation is prohibited by this sub-paragraph if—

(a)the relevant order concerned includes an electronic compliance monitoring requirement imposed under paragraph 10(3) (a “monitoring requirement”), and

(b)the responsible officer considers that, if the court had made the relevant order imposing the curfew requirement as varied by the variation, the court—

(i)would not have imposed the monitoring requirement, or

(ii)would have imposed a different monitoring requirement.

(10)The responsible officer must give the appropriate court—

(a)a copy of a variation notice given under this paragraph, and

(b)evidence of the offender’s consent to the notice.

(11)In this paragraph—

(a)“appropriate court”—

(i)in relation to a community order, has the same meaning as in Schedule 10 (see paragraph 1 of that Schedule);

(ii)in relation to a suspended sentence order, has the same meaning as in Schedule 16 (see paragraph 1 of that Schedule);

(b)curfew periods”, in relation to a relevant order, means the periods specified in the order under paragraph 9(2)(a);

(c)relevant place”, in relation to a curfew period, means the place specified under paragraph 9(2)(b) at which the offender is required to remain for that period;

(d)start time”, in relation to a curfew period, means the time at which the period is required to start pursuant to the relevant order.]

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