New Clause 49 — Power to Sentence Young Offender to Detention in Respect of Certain Firearms Offences: Scotland

Criminal Justice Bill — [3rd Alloted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:54 pm on 20th May 2003.

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'(1) The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 49(3) (children's hearing for purpose of obtaining advice as to treatment of child), at the end there is added "except that where the circumstances are such as are mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 51A of the Firearms Act 1968 it shall itself dispose of the case".

(3) In section 208 (detention of children convicted on indictment), the existing provisions become subsection (1); and after that subsection there is added—

"(2) Subsection (1) does not apply where the circumstances are such as are mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 51A of the Firearms Act 1968.".'.—[Paul Goggins.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.