290 Power to sentence young offender to detention in respect of certain firearms offences: Scotland
290 Power to sentence young offender to detention in respect of certain firearms offences: Scotland

(1)     The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c 46) is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 49(3) (children's hearing for purpose of obtaining advice as to treatment of child), at the end there is added “except that where the circumstances are such as are mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 51A(1) of the Firearms Act 1968 it shall itself dispose of the case”.

(3)     In section 208 (detention of children convicted on indictment), the existing provisions become subsection (1); and after that subsection there is added—