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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2000

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Amendment of rule 80 of the principal Rules

10.—(1) Rule 80 of the principal Rules (removal from association) is amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this rule.

(2) In paragraph (5) for the words “without the written authority of the Secretary of State”, there are substituted the words “, except where the Scottish Ministers have granted written authority on the application of the Governor, prior to the expiry of the said period of 72 hours”.

(3) For paragraph (6) there is substituted the following paragraph:—

(6) An authority granted by the Scottish Ministers under paragraph (5) shall have effect for a period of one month commencing from the expiry of the period of 72 hours mentioned in paragraph (5) but the Scottish Ministers may, on any subsequent application of the Governor, renew the authority for further periods of one month commencing from the expiry of the previous authority..

(4) After paragraph (8) there is inserted the following paragraph:—

(8A) The Governor may allow a prisoner who has been removed from association under this rule to associate with other prisoners who have been removed from association under this rule, for the purpose of engaging or taking part in a prescribed activity..

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