Criminal Justice Act 2006

Amendment of section 161 of Act of 2001.

149.— Section 161 of the Act of 2001 is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsections for subsection (1):

“(1) The Minister may enter into arrangements with any person or body for the provision by that person or body on behalf of the Minister of a place (except a prison) where children found guilty of offences can be detained.

(1A) Before entering into any such arrangements, the Minister shall be satisfied that the place provides treatment or other facilities not available in children detention schools.

(1B) The Minister may enter into arrangements under subsection (1) with more than one such person or body.

(1C) A child detained in a children detention school may be transferred to a place provided under subsection (1) with the agreement of the Minister and the person or body providing the place and, with such agreement, may be transferred back to that school”,


(b) by the insertion of the following subsection:

“(7) In this section, “place” includes part of a building.”.