§ Considered in Committee.
§ [PROGRESS 3RD JUNE.]
EXTENSION TO YOUNG PERSONS OF 42 AND 43 VICT., c. 34.
The Children's Dangerous Performances Act 1879 shall apply in the case of any young person under the age of eighteen years in like manner as it applies in the case of a child under the age of fourteen years.
§ MR. CALDWELL
moved, after "any," to insert "any male young person under the age of 16 years and any female."
Amendment agreed to.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. JESSE COLLINGS, Birmingham, Bordesley)
moved, after Clause 1, to insert the following clause: —New clause added; Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow.
- (1.) Except where an accident causing actual bodily harm occurs to any child or young person, no prosecution or other proceeding shall be instituted for an offence against the Children's Dangerous Performances Act 1879. as amended by this Act, without the consent, in writing, of the chief officer of police of the police area in which the offence is committed.
- (2.) For the purposes of this section the expression "chief officer of police,"—
- (a) with respect to any place in England other than the City of London, has the
1702 meaning assigned to it by the Police Act 1890;
- (b) with respect to the City of London, means the Commissioners of City Police;
- (e) with respect to Scotland, has the meaning assigned to it by the Police (Scotland) Act 1890;
- (d) with respect to Ireland, means in the police district of Dublin metropolis, either of the Commissioners of Police for that district, and elsewhere the district inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary.