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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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156.  Where any provision of these Rules provides that the Scottish Ministers may give a direction, unless the contrary intention appears, the Scottish Ministers may make provision in the direction—

(a)in relation to all cases in respect of which the direction may be given, or in relation to all those cases subject to specified exceptions, or in relation to any specified case or classes of case;

(b)in relation to all prisons or in relation to specified parts of prisons or in relation to specified prisons;

(c)in relation to all prisoners or in relation to specified classes of prisoners;

(d)as respects the cases in relation to which it is given, that the direction applies either unconditionally, or subject to any specified condition; or

(e)which is incidental or supplementary to the purpose in respect of which the direction may be given.

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