165. Failure to agree a youth offender contract.

Where it appears to a youth offender panel to be appropriate to do so, the panel may:

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    (1)     end the first meeting1 (or any further meeting held in pursuance of head (2) below) without having reached agreement with the offender on a programme of behaviour2; and

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    (2)     resume consideration of the offender's case at a further meeting of the panel3.

If, however, it appears to the panel at the first meeting or any such further meeting that there is no prospect of agreement being reached with the offender within a reasonable period after the making of the referral order (or