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      156        General power of Crown Court to fine offender convicted on indictment

      157        Fixing of fines

      158        Remission of fines

Savings for power to mitigate etc

      159        Savings for powers to mitigate sentences and deal appropriately with

mentally disordered offenders

Sentencing and allocation guidelines

      160        The Sentencing Guidelines Council

      161        Sentencing Guidelines Council: supplementary provisions

      162        The Sentencing Advisory Panel

      163        Guidelines relating to sentencing and allocation

      164        Functions of Sentencing Advisory Panel in relation to guidelines

      165        Duty of court to have regard to sentencing guidelines

      166        Annual report by Council

Duty of court to explain sentence

      167        Duty to give reasons for, and explain effect of, sentence

Publication of information by Secretary of State

      168        Duty to publish information about sentencing


      169        Interpretation of Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Community orders: offenders aged 16 or over

      170        Community orders

      171        Power to provide for court review of community orders

      172        Breach, revocation or amendment of community order

      173        Transfer of community orders to Scotland or Northern Ireland

Chapter 3

Prison sentences of less than 12 months

Prison sentences of less than twelve months

      174        Prison sentences of less than 12 months

      175        Licence conditions

Intermittent custody

      176        Intermittent custody

      177        Restrictions on power to make intermittent custody order

      178        Intermittent custody: licence conditions


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      179        Further provisions relating to intermittent custody

Revocation or amendment of order

      180        Revocation or amendment of order

Suspended sentences

      181        Suspended sentences of imprisonment

      182        Imposition of requirements by suspended sentence order

      183        Power to provide for review of suspended sentence order

      184        Periodic reviews of suspended sentence order

      185        Breach, revocation or amendment of suspended sentence order, and effect of

further conviction

      186        Interpretation of Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Further provisions about orders under Chapters 2 and 3


      187        Meaning of “relevant order”

      188        Meaning of “the responsible officer”

      189        Duties of responsible officer

Requirements available in case of all offenders

      190        Unpaid work requirement

      191        Obligations of person subject to unpaid work requirement

      192        Activity requirement

      193        Programme requirement

      194        Prohibited activity requirement

      195        Curfew requirement

      196        Exclusion requirement

      197        Residence requirement

      198        Mental health treatment requirement

      199        Mental health treatment at place other than that specified in order

      200        Drug rehabilitation requirement

      201        Drug rehabilitation requirement: provision for review by court

      202        Periodic review of drug rehabilitation requirement

      203        Alcohol treatment requirement

      204        Supervision requirement

Requirements available only in case of offenders aged under 25

      205        Attendance centre requirement

Electronic monitoring

      206        Electronic monitoring requirement


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Provisions applying to relevant orders generally

      207        Petty sessions area to be specified in relevant order

      208        Requirement to avoid conflict with religious beliefs, etc

      209        Availability of arrangements in local area

      210        Provision of copies of relevant orders

      211        Duty of offender to keep in touch with responsible officer

Powers of Secretary of State

      212        Provision of attendance centres

      213        Rules

      214        Power to amend limits

Chapter 5

Dangerous offenders

      215        Meaning of “specified offence” etc.

      216        Life sentence or imprisonment for public protection for serious offences

      217        Detention for life or detention for public protection for serious offences

committed by those under 18

      218        Extended sentence for certain violent or sexual offences: persons 18 or over

      219        Extended sentence for certain violent or sexual offences: persons under 18

      220        The assessment of dangerousness

      221        Imprisonment or detention for public protection: release on licence

      222        Appeals where previous convictions set aside

      223        Certificates of convictions for purposes of section 220

      224        Offences under service law

      225        Determination of day when offence committed

      226        Detention under ss. 217 and 219

      227        Conversion of sentences of detention into sentences of imprisonment

Chapter 6

Release on licence of fixed-term prisoners


      228        Meaning of “fixed-term prisoner”

Power of court to recommend licence conditions

      229        Power of court to recommend licence conditions for certain prisoners

      230        The Parole Board

Effect of remand in custody

      231        Crediting of periods of remand in custody: terms of imprisonment and


      232        Effect of direction under section 231 on release on licence

      233        Interpretation of sections 231 and 232

      234        Persons extradited to the United Kingdom


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Release on licence

      235        Duty to release prisoners

      236        Power to release prisoners on licence before required to do so

      237        Release on licence of prisoner serving extended sentence under section 218 or


      238        Power to release prisoners on compassionate grounds

      239        Duration of licence

      240        Licence conditions

      241        Duty to comply with licence conditions

      242        Curfew condition to be included in licence under section 236

Recall after release

      243        Recall of prisoners while on licence

      244        Recall of prisoners released early under s. 236

      245        Further release after recall

Additional days

      246        Additional days for disciplinary offences

Fine defaulters and contemnors

      247        Early release of fine defaulters and contemnors

Consecutive or concurrent terms

      248        Concurrent terms

      249        Consecutive terms

Restriction on consecutive sentences for released prisoners

      250        Restriction on consecutive sentences for released prisoners

Drug testing requirements

      251        Release on licence etc: drug testing requirements


      252        Alteration by order of relevant proportion of sentence

      253        Interpretation of Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Effect of life sentence

      254        Determination of minimum term in relation to mandatory life sentence

      255        Duty to give reasons

      256        Appeals

      257        Review of minimum term on a reference by Attorney General

      258        Life prisoners transferred to England and Wales

      259        Further provisions about references relating to transferred life prisoners

      260        Duty to release certain life prisoners


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      261        Mandatory life sentences: transitional cases

      262        Interpretation of Chapter

Chapter 8

Other provisions about sentencing

Deferment of sentence

      263        Deferment of sentence

Power to include drug treatment and testing requirement in certain orders in respect of young


      264        Drug treatment and testing requirement in action plan order or supervision


Alteration of penalties for offences

      265        Alteration of penalties for specified summary offences

      266        Alteration of penalties for other summary offences

      267        Increase in maximum term that may be imposed on summary conviction of

offence triable either way

      268        Enabling powers: power to alter maximum penalties

      269        Increase in penalties for drug-related offences

      270        Increase in penalties for certain driving-related offences causing death

Firearms offences

      271        Minimum sentence for certain firearms offences

      272        Certain firearms offences to be triable only on indictment

      273        Power to sentence young offender to detention in respect of certain firearms

offences: England and Wales

      274        Power to sentence young offender to detention in respect of certain firearms

offences: Scotland

      275        Power by order to exclude application of minimum sentence to those under


      276        Increase in penalty for offences relating to importation or exportation of

certain firearms

Term of detention and training order

      277        Term of detention and training order

Fine defaulters

      278        Power to impose unpaid work requirement or curfew requirement on fine


      279        Fine defaulters: driving disqualification


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Chapter 9


      280        Execution of process between England and Wales and Scotland

      281        Sentencing: repeals

      282        Amendments relating to sentencing

      283        Interpretation of Part 12

Part 13


Detention of suspected terrorists

      284        Limit on period of detention without charge of suspected terrorists

Miscellaneous provisions about criminal proceedings

      285        Non-appearance of defendant: plea of guilty

      286        Preparatory hearings for serious offences not involving fraud

      287        Preparatory hearings to deal with severance and joinder of charges

      288        Reporting restrictions for preparatory hearings

      289        Awards of costs

Outraging public decency

      290        Offence of outraging public decency triable either way

Jury service

      291        Jury service

Individual support orders

      292        Individual support orders

      293        Individual support orders: consequential amendments

Parenting orders and referral orders

      294        Parenting orders and referral orders

Assessing etc. risks posed by sexual or violent offenders

      295        Arrangements for assessing etc risks posed by certain offenders

      296        Review of arrangements

      297        Section 295: interpretation

Criminal record certificates

      298        Criminal record certificates: amendments of Part 5 of Police Act 1997


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Part 14


      299        Orders and rules

      300        Further minor and consequential amendments

      301        Repeals

      302        Supplementary and consequential provision, etc.

      303        Provision for Northern Ireland

      304        Expenses

      305        Commencement

      306        Extent

      307        Short title

                  Schedule 1                                         Amendments related to Part 1

                  Schedule 2                                         Charging or release of persons in police detention

                  Schedule 3                                         Allocation of cases triable either way, and sending cases to the

Crown Court etc

                  Schedule 4                                         Qualifying offences for purposes of Part 10

                  Part 1                    —                     List of offences for England and Wales

                  Part 2                    —                     List of offences for Northern Ireland

                  Part 3                    —                     Supplementary

                  Schedule 5                                         Evidence of bad character: armed forces

                  Schedule 6                                         Hearsay evidence: armed forces

                  Schedule 7                                         Breach, revocation or amendment of community order

                  Part 1                    —                     Preliminary

                  Part 2                    —                     Breach of requirement of order

                  Part 3                    —                     Revocation of order

                  Part 4                    —                     Amendment of order

                  Part 5                    —                     Powers of court in relation to order following subsequent


                  Part 6                    —                     Supplementary

                  Schedule 8                                         Transfer of community orders to Scotland or Northern Ireland

                  Part 1                    —                     Scotland

                  Part 2                    —                     Northern Ireland

                  Part 3                    —                     General provisions

                  Schedule 9                                         Revocation or amendment of custody plus orders and

amendment of intermittent custody orders

                  Schedule 10                                         Breach or amendment of suspended sentence order, and effect

of further conviction

                  Part 1                    —                     Preliminary

                  Part 2                    —                     Breach of community requirement or conviction of further


                  Part 3                    —                     Amendment of suspended sentence order

                  Schedule 11                                         Persons to whom copies of requirements to be provided in

particular cases

                  Schedule 12                                         Specified offences for purposes of Chapter 5 of Part 12

                  Part 1                    —                     Specified violent offences

                  Part 2                    —                     Specified sexual offences

                  Schedule 13                                         Scottish offences specified for the purposes of section 220(4)


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