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In section 1A (application to persons serving more than one sentence) of the 1993 Act—
(a)the existing words become subsection (1); and
(b)after that subsection there is added—
“(2)Where a prisoner who is serving any term of imprisonment receives a sentence of imprisonment or other detention for life, for an indeterminate period or without limit of time which is to take effect on the day after he would (but for the sentence so received) be entitled to be released from the term, nothing in this Part of this Act shall require—
(a)the Scottish Ministers to release him in respect of any such term unless and until they are required to release him in respect of the sentence so received; or
(b)the Scottish Ministers or the Parole Board to consider his release in respect of any such term unless and until the Scottish Ministers are or the Parole Board is required to consider his release, or the Scottish Ministers are required to release him, in respect of the sentence so received.”.
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