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|Juvenile Justice Bill
This is the text of the Juvenile Justice Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 16th May 2000.
Juvenile Justice Bill
B I L L
Provide that a young person indicted for a serious criminal offence shall be brought to trial within a period of 110 days; and for connected purposes.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
|Amendment of the Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) Regulations 1987.|| 1. In Regulation 5 of the Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) Regulations 1987 as amended, after paragraph (6) there is inserted- |
|Amendment of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.|| 2. In section 22 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (power of Secretary of State to set time limits in relation to preliminary stages of criminal proceedings), after subsection (3) there is inserted- |
|Short title, commencement and extent.|| 3. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Juvenile Justice Act 2000.|
| (2) The provisions of this Act shall come into force on the expiry of a period of three months from the date on which it is passed.|
| (3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.|
|© Parliamentary copyright 2000||Prepared 29 June 2000|