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Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

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8(1)Where a person’s transfer under paragraph 1(1)(a), 2(1)(a) or 3(1)(a) above from England and Wales to Scotland is a restricted transfer—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)regulations made under section 22 of the M1Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (time limits in relation to preliminary stages of proceedings) shall apply to him in place of the corresponding provisions of the law of Scotland; but

(b)subject to that and to any conditions to which the transfer is subject, he shall be treated for the relevant purposes as if he had been remanded for an offence committed in Scotland.

(2)Where a person’s transfer under paragraph 1(1)(b), 2(1)(b) or 3(1)(b) above from England and Wales to Scotland is a restricted transfer—

(a)[F1sections 33 to 39, 41 to 46 and 65 of the 1991 Act, paragraphs 8, 10 to 13 and 19 of Schedule 12 to that Act and [F2sections 86 and 102 to 104 of the Powers of Criminal Courts(Sentencing) Act 2000]] or, as the case may require, sections 28 to 32 and 34 of this Act shall apply to him in place of the corresponding provisions of the law of Scotland; but

(b)subject to that, to sub-paragraph (3) below and to any conditions to which the transfer is subject, he shall be treated for the relevant purposes as if his sentence had been an equivalent sentence passed by a court in Scotland.

(3)A person who has been sentenced to a sentence of a length which could not have been passed on an offender of his age in the place to which he has been transferred shall be treated for the purposes mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) above as the Secretary of State may direct.

(4)Where a transfer under paragraph 4(1) above of a person’s supervision from England and Wales to Scotland is a restricted transfer—

(a)[F3sections 37 to 39, 43 to 46 and 65 of the 1991 Act, paragraphs 8, 10 to 13 and 19 of Schedule 12 to that Act and [F2sections 86, 103 and 104 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000]] or, as the case may require, sections 31, 32 and 34 of this Act shall apply to him in place of the corresponding provisions of the law of Scotland; but

(b)subject to that and to any conditions to which the transfer is subject, he shall be treated for the relevant purposes as if his period of supervision had been an equivalent period of supervision directed to be undergone in Scotland.

(5)Any provision of [F4Part II of the 1991 Act or] Part II of this Act which is applied by sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above shall have effect (as so applied) as if any reference to an expression specified in the first column of the following Table were a reference to the expression set out opposite it in the second column of that Table.

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Crown CourtHigh Court of Justiciary
Information on oathEvidence on oath
Magistrates’ courtSheriff
[F5Officer of a local probation board]Relevant officer within the meaning given by section 27(1) of the M2Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993

[F6(6)Section 41 of the 1991 Act, as applied by sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above, shall have effect as if section 67 of the M3Criminal Justice Act 1967 (computation of sentences of imprisonment passed in England and Wales) or, as the case may require, [F2section 87 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000] extended to Scotland.

(7)Section 65(7)(b) of the 1991 Act, as applied by sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above, shall have effect as if the reference to a young offender institution were a reference to a young offenders institution.]

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