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PART IV, COMMUNITY ORDERS AND REPARATION ORDERS - continued
Community service orders - continued

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Obligations of person subject to community service order.     47. - (1) An offender in respect of whom a community service order is in force shall-
 
 
    (a) keep in touch with the responsible officer in accordance with such instructions as he may from time to time be given by that officer and notify him of any change of address; and
 
    (b) perform for the number of hours specified in the order such work at such times as he may be instructed by the responsible officer.
      (2) The instructions given by the responsible officer under this section shall, as far as practicable, be such as to avoid-
 
 
    (a) any conflict with the offender's religious beliefs or with the requirements of any other community order to which he may be subject; and
 
    (b) any interference with the times, if any, at which he normally works or attends school or any other educational establishment.
      (3) Subject to paragraph 22 of Schedule 3 to this Act (power to extend order), the work required to be performed under a community service order shall be performed during the period of twelve months beginning with the date of the order; but, unless revoked, the order shall remain in force until the offender has worked under it for the number of hours specified in it.
 
      (4) If the offender is aged 18 or over at the time when the order is made, the functions conferred by this section on "the responsible officer" shall be discharged by-
 
 
    (a) a probation officer appointed for or assigned to the petty sessions area specified in the order; or
 
    (b) a person appointed for the purposes of this section by the probation committee for that area.
      (5) If the offender is aged under 18 at that time, those functions shall be discharged by-
 
 
    (a) a person mentioned in subsection (4)(a) or (b) above; or
 
    (b) a member of a youth offending team established by a local authority specified in the order.
      (6) The reference in subsection (4) above to the petty sessions area specified in the order and the reference in subsection (5) above to a local authority so specified are references to the area or an authority for the time being so specified, whether under section 46(9) above or by virtue of Part IV of Schedule 3 to this Act (power to amend orders).
 
Breach, revocation and amendment of community service orders.     48. Schedule 3 to this Act (which makes provision for dealing with failures to comply with the requirements of certain community orders, for revoking such orders with or without the substitution of other sentences and for amending such orders) shall have effect so far as relating to community service orders.
 
Offenders residing in Scotland or Northern Ireland.     49. Schedule 4 to this Act (which makes provision for and in connection with the making and amendment in England and Wales of certain community orders relating to persons residing in Scotland or Northern Ireland) shall have effect so far as relating to community service orders.
 
Community service orders: supplementary.     50. The Secretary of State may by order direct that subsection (3) of section 46 above shall be amended by substituting, for the maximum number of hours for the time being specified in paragraph (b) of that subsection, such number of hours as may be specified in the order.
 
 
Combination orders
Combination orders.     51. - (1) Where a person aged 16 or over is convicted of an offence punishable with imprisonment and the court by or before which he is convicted is of the opinion mentioned in subsection (3) below, the court may (subject to sections 34 to 36 above) make an order requiring him both-
 
 
    (a) to be under supervision for a period specified in the order, being not less than twelve months nor more than three years; and
 
    (b) to perform unpaid work for a number of hours so specified, being in the aggregate not less than 40 nor more than 100.
      (2) An order under subsection (1) above is in this Act referred to as a "combination order".
 
      (3) The opinion referred to in subsection (1) above is that the making of a combination order is desirable in the interests of-
 
 
    (a) securing the rehabilitation of the offender; or
 
    (b) protecting the public from harm from him or preventing the commission by him of further offences.
      (4) Subject to subsection (1) above, sections 41, 42, 46 and 47 above and Schedule 2 to this Act shall apply in relation to combination orders-
 
 
    (a) in so far as those orders impose such a requirement as is mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) above, as if they were probation orders; and
 
    (b) in so far as they impose such a requirement as is mentioned in paragraph (b) of that subsection, as if they were community service orders.
      (5) Schedule 3 to this Act (which makes provision for dealing with failures to comply with the requirements of certain community orders, for revoking such orders with or without the substitution of other sentences and for amending such orders) shall have effect so far as relating to combination orders.
 
      (6) Schedule 4 to this Act (which makes provision for and in connection with the making and amendment in England and Wales of certain community orders relating to persons residing in Scotland or Northern Ireland) shall have effect so far as relating to combination orders.
 
 
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