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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Power to impose sentence to take effect on expiry of other sentence

114.Paragraph 1 provides the main power to impose a sentence to run consecutively to other sentences. It is intended to apply to the case where the prisoner is already serving another sentence and the court wants the new sentence to run consecutively to that existing sentence; and to the case where the court is imposing more than one sentence and it wants them to run consecutively.

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