Criminal Justice Act 2006



Definitions (Part 10).

98.— In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—

“ authorised person” means a person who is appointed in writing by the Minister, or a person who is one of a class of persons which is prescribed, to be an authorised person for the purposes of this Part;

“a direction” means a direction given by the Minister under section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1960 authorising the release of a person from prison (within the meaning of that section) for a temporary period;

“ governor” includes, in relation to a prisoner, a person for the time being performing the functions of governor;

“ imprisonment” includes—

(a) detention in Saint Patrick’s Institution, and

(b) detention in a place provided under section 2 of the Prisons Act 1970 ,

and “sentence of imprisonment” shall be construed accordingly;

“ mandatory term of imprisonment” includes, in relation to an offence, a term of imprisonment imposed by a court under an enactment that provides that a person who is guilty of the offence concerned shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of not less than such term as is specified in the enactment;

“ offender” means a person in respect of whom a restriction on movement order is, or may be, made under section 101 ;

“ probation and welfare officer” means a person appointed by the Minister to be—

(a) a probation officer,

(b) a welfare officer, or

(c) a probation and welfare officer;

“ probation and welfare service” means those officers of the Minister assigned to perform functions in the part of the Department of State for which the Minister is responsible commonly known by that name;

“ restriction on movement order” means an order made by a court under section 101 .