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2[F1[F2(1)In determining for the purposes of any of the enactments relating to release on licence whether the prisoner has at any time served a particular proportion or part of his sentence specified in that provision, the prisoner’s sentence shall, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, be deemed to begin with the day on which the relevant provisions take effect.E+W+S+N.I.

(1A)In sub-paragraph (1) above “the enactments relating to release on licence” means—

(a)sections 33(1)(b) [F3, (1A) ] and (2), 34(3) and (5), 35(1) and 37(1) and (2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991; and

(b)sections 1(2) and (3), 2(2) and (7) and 7(1) of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993.]

(2)If the warrant specifies a period to be taken into account for the purposes of this paragraph the prisoner’s sentence and the amount he has served shall, so far only as the question whether he has served [F4any particular proportion or part] of his sentence is concerned, be deemed to be increased by that period.]

[F5(2A)If the warrant specifies that the offence or any of the offences in relation to which a determinate sentence is to be served corresponds to murder or an offence specified in Schedule 15 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (specified violent or sexual offences), any reference (however expressed) in Part 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 to a person sentenced for an offence specified in that Schedule is to be read as including a reference to the prisoner.]

[F6(3A)If the warrant specifies that the offence or any of the offences in relation to which a determinate sentence is to be served corresponds to murder or an offence specified in Schedule 15 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (specified violent or sexual offences), any reference (however expressed) in Chapter 6 of Part 12 of that Act to a person sentenced for an offence specified in that Schedule is to be read as including a reference to the prisoner.]

[F1(1)In determining, for the purposes of sections 1(1) to (3), [F72(2) and (7)] [F7 1AA, 2(2) and (7), 3AA ] and 7(1) of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 (c. 9), in their application to prisoners repatriated to Scotland (eligibility for early release from a sentence), whether the prisoner has at any time served a particular proportion or part of the sentence, the sentence shall, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, be deemed to begin with the day on which the relevant provisions take effect.

(2)If the warrant specifies a period to be taken into account for the purposes of section 1(3) [F8or 2(2) or (7)] [F8 , 2(2) or (7) or 3AA ] of that Act (eligibility of long-term and life prisoners as respects release on licence)—

(a)the amount of time the prisoner has served; and

(b)where the sentence is a determinate one, the sentence,

shall, so far only as the question whether he has served any particular proportion or part of the sentence is concerned, be deemed to be increased by that period.

(3)The question whether the prisoner is a short-term or a long-term prisoner for the purposes of any of the sections mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above shall be determined by reference to the length of the sentence imposed in the country or territory from which he is transferred.

(4)For the purposes of Schedule 6 to that Act, a prisoner’s sentence shall be deemed to have been imposed on the day on which the relevant provisions take effect.

(5)In this paragraph, “sentence”, except in sub-paragraph (3) above, means the provision included in the warrant which is equivalent to a sentence.]

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F1Sch. para. 2 and crossheading substituted (S.) (27.6.2003) by Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7), ss. 33(1)(b)(i), 89(2); S.S.I. 2003/288, art. 2, sch.

F2Sch. para. 2(1)(1A) substituted for para. 2(1) (E.W.S.) (1.10.1993) by 1993 c. 9, s. 47(1), Sch. 5 para. 3(4) (with s. 47(2), Sch. 6 paras. 1, 2); S.I. 1993/2050, art. 3(4).

F3Word in Sch. para. 2(1A)(a) inserted (E.W.) (9.6.2008) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), Sch. 26 para. 19(4)(a).

F4Words in Schedule para. 2(2) substituted (E.W.) (1.10.1992) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s. 100, Sch. 11 para. 35(3)(b); S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2 and (S.)(1.10.1993) by virtue of Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings(Scotland) Act 1993 (c. 9), s. 47(1), Sch. 5 para. 3(4) (with s. 47(2), Sch. 6 paras. 1, 2); S.I. 1993/2050, art. 3(4).

F5 Sch. para. 2(2A) inserted (E.W.) (9.6.2008) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), Sch. 26 para. 19(4)(b).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.S.) (retrospectively) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 para. 6(1)(2); S.I. 1997/2200, art. 2(1)(h)

Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.) (retrospectively) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 para. 2(1)(2); S.I. 1997/2200, art. 2(1)(h) (and, as so modified, further modified (E.W.) (30.9.1998) by 1998 c. 37, s. 119, Sch. 8 para. 58; S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(y)(2)(s), and further modified by art. 5(3)(b) of that S.I., and further modified (E.W.) (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 94(1)(a)(2))

Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.) (1.10.1997) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 para. 3(1)(2); S.I. 1997/2200, art. 2(1)(h) (and, as so modified, further modified (E.W.) (30.9.1998) by 1998 c. 37, s. 119, Sch. 8 para. 59; S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(y)(2)(s), and further modified (E.W.) (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 94(1)(b)(2))

Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.) (prosp.) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 paras. 4(1)(4) (which Sch. 2 para. 4 was repealed (30.9.1998) by 1998 c. 37, ss. 119, 120(2), Sch. 8 para. 136, Sch. 10; S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(2)(pp)(3)(y))

Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.S.) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 para. 5(1)(2) (which modification shall be deemed to have had effect since 16.2.1990); S.I. 1997/2200, art. 2(1)(h)

Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.S.) (retrospectively) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 para. 7(2); S.I. 1997/2200, art. 2(1)(h)

Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.S.) (prosp.) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 para. 8(1)(2) (which amending Sch. 2 para. 8 was repealed (30.9.1998) by 1998 c. 37, ss. 119, 120(2), Sch. 8 para. 136, Sch. 10; S.I. 1998/2327, art. 2(1)(2)(pp)(3)(y))

Sch. para. 2 modified (E.W.N.I.) (retrospectively) by 1997 c. 43, s. 42, Sch. 2 para. 9(1)(2); S.I. 1997/2200, art. 2(1)(h)

C2Sch. para. 2: certain functions made exercisable in or as regards Scotland (30.6.1999) by S.I. 1999/1748, arts. 4(1), 8(1), Sch. 2 para. 1(11)

C3Sch. para. 2 modified (18.12.2003) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), s. 336(2), Sch. 32 para. 42(2)

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