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2(1)This paragraph applies where a prisoner—
(a)is serving, or liable to serve, two or more custody and community sentences, and
(b)is not serving, or liable to serve, any other sentence of imprisonment.
(2)Part 2 applies subject to the following modifications.
(3)In sections 10 to 13, 18 and 47, references to the custody part of the prisoner’s custody and community sentence are to be read as references to the custody part which expires after the expiry of the other custody part (or parts) specified in relation to the prisoner.
(4)In section 14—
(a)subsection (9) does not apply, and
(b)“three-quarter point”, in relation to each of the sentences imposed on the prisoner, means the day on which the prisoner will have served at least three-quarters of each of those sentences.
(5)In section 19(1), the reference to the prisoner’s having served three-quarters of the prisoner’s sentence is to be read as a reference to the prisoner’s having served at least three-quarters of each sentence imposed on the prisoner.
(6)In sections 34(2) and 43, references to the expiry of the prisoner’s sentence are to be read as references to the expiry of the sentence which expires after the expiry of the other custody and community sentence (or sentences) imposed on the prisoner.
(7)In section 47(4)(a)(i), the reference to the prisoner’s sentence is to be read as a reference to the longer (or longest) of the sentences imposed on the prisoner.
(8)This paragraph is subject to paragraph 7.
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