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Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001

Draft Legislation:

This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001 No. 2564

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II THE LIFE SENTENCE REVIEW COMMISSIONERS

    1. 3.Life Sentence Review Commissioners

    2. 4.Commissioners' procedure

  4. Part III LIFE SENTENCES

    1. Determination of tariffs

      1. 5.Determination of tariffs

    2. Release on licence

      1. 6.Duty to release certain life prisoners

      2. 7.Power to release life prisoners on compassionate grounds

    3. Licences and recall

      1. 8.Duration and conditions of licences

      2. 9.Recall of life prisoners while on licence

    4. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 10.Life prisoners transferred to Northern Ireland

      2. 11.Existing life prisoners

      3. 12.Existing licensees

      4. 13.Amendment and repeals

  5. Signature

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      COMMISSIONERS

      1. Chairman

        1. 1.The Secretary of State shall appoint a chairman from among...

      2. Tenure

        1. 2.A Commissioner— (a) shall hold office in accordance with the...

        2. 3.The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the Lord...

      3. Remuneration and allowances

        1. 4.(1) The Secretary of State shall pay such remuneration, fees...

      4. Staff, premises, etc.

        1. 5.The Secretary of State shall provide for the Commissioners the...

      5. Annual report

        1. 6.(1) The chairman shall, as soon as reasonably practicable after...

      6. Disqualification of Commissioners

        1. 7.In Part III of Schedule 1 to the House of...

        2. 8.In Part III of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      COMMISSIONERS' PROCEDURE

      1. Rules

        1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State may make rules prescribing the...

      2. Allocation of cases

        1. 2.The rules may provide— (a) for the allocation of proceedings...

      3. Evidence and information

        1. 3.The rules may make provision about evidence and information, including...

      4. Exclusion of persons from proceedings

        1. 4.The rules may provide for proceedings to be held in...

        2. 5.The rules may prevent a person who is serving a...

        3. 6.(1) The rules may permit Commissioners to hold proceedings in...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REPEALS

  7. Explanatory Note

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