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2In this Part of this schedule—
“existing life prisoner” means a life prisoner to whom this Part of this schedule applies by virtue of paragraph 1 above;
“incapable” means incapable by reason of mental disorder or of inability to communicate because of physical disability; but a person shall not fall within this definition by reason only of a lack or deficiency in a faculty of communication if that lack or deficiency can be made good by human or mechanical aid (whether of an interpretative nature or otherwise);
“life prisoner” has the same meaning as it has in section 27(1) as read with section 6 of the 1993 Act;
“mental disorder” has the same meaning as it has in section 87 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 4);
“punishment part” has the same meaning as it has in section 2(2) of the 1993 Act;
“relevant date” means the date when this Part of this schedule comes into force.
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