Children (Amendment) Act, 1949

Extension of period of detention.


(a) the period of detention originally fixed by an order made under section 4 of this Act ends before the person to whom the order relates attains the age of seventeen years, and

(b) the managers and the medical officer of the School certify that such person requires further training,

the Minister may direct that the period of detention of such person shall be extended to the time when he will attain the age of seventeen years and thereupon such order shall, notwithstanding anything contained in section 65 of the Principal Act, have effect so as to conform with the direction and such person shall be detained accordingly.