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The Discontinuance of Prisons (Scotland) Order 2000

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 186


The Discontinuance of Prisons (Scotland) Order 2000


14th June 2000

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

16th June 2000

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 37(1) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Discontinuance of Prisons (Scotland) Order 2000 and shall come into force as follows:–

(a)articles 1 and 2 on 7th July 2000; and

(b)article 3 on 28th July 2000.

Discontinuance of prisons

2.  Penninghame prison and Longriggend prison are hereby discontinued.

3.  Dungavel prison is hereby discontinued.


A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,


14th June 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the discontinuance of three prisons. Penninghame prison and Longriggend prison will discontinue as prisons on 7th July 2000. Dungavel prison will discontinue as a prison on 28th July 2000.


1989 c. 45. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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