Prisons Act 2007

41.

Minor and consequential amendments.

41.— (1) Section 13(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1960 is amended by—

( a) the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph ( a):

“( a) the Prisons Acts 1826 to 2007 (other than section 12 of the General Prisons (Ireland) Act 1877, the Prisons (Ireland) Act 1907 and section 8 of the Penal Servitude Act 1891) and rules thereunder, whether made before or after the commencement of this Act,”,

and

( b) the insertion of the following paragraph:

“( aa) rules made under section 35 of the Prisons Act 2007, and”.

(2) Section 22(3) of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967 is amended by the insertion of “, by the governor of the prison to which the person has been committed or a prison officer designated by the governor” after “justice of the Court”.

(3) Section 3(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1990 is amended by the substitution of the following definition for the definition of “prison officer”:

“‘prison officer’ includes any member of the staff of a prison and any person having the custody of, or having duties relating to the custody of, a person in relation to whom an order of a court committing that person to a prison is for the time being in force;”.

(4) Section 19(6) of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 is amended by the substitution of the following definition for the definition of “prison officer”:

“‘prison officer’ includes any member of the staff of a prison and any person having the custody of, or having duties relating to the custody of, a person in relation to whom an order of a court committing that person to a prison is for the time being in force;”.