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(1)This section applies where the Scottish Ministers have agreed, in pursuance of section 42(2)(b) of the 2001 Act (duty to issue warrant where the Scottish Ministers agree that a person should be detained in Scotland), that a person on whom a sentence of imprisonment has been imposed (a “prisoner”) should be detained in Scotland.
(2)The warrant issued by the Scottish Ministers under that section of the 2001 Act shall include provision authorising—
(a)the detention of the prisoner in Scotland in accordance with the sentence imposed; and
(b)the taking of the prisoner to a specified place where the prisoner is to be detained,
(any such warrant being referred to in this section as a “Scottish warrant”).
(3)The provisions of a Scottish warrant—
(a)may be varied by the Scottish Ministers; and
(b)shall be so varied to give effect to any variation of the sentence.
(4)Subject to section 24 of this Act, a prisoner subject to a Scottish warrant shall be treated for all purposes as if the prisoner were subject to a sentence of imprisonment imposed in exercise of its criminal jurisdiction by a court in Scotland.
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