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Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

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Restricted transfers from England and Wales to Scotland

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—

(a)regulations made under section 22 of the [1985 c. 23.] Prosecution 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)sections 10, 12, 16, 17(1) to (4) and (6), 18(1) and (2), 19(1), (2), (6)(a) and (8) to (10), 20(1) and (2), 21(1) and (2), 23 and 27 of this Act 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)sections 16, 17(1) to (4) and (6), 18(1) and (2), 19(1), (2), (6)(a) and (8) to (10), 20(1) and (2), 21(1) and (2) and 27 of this Act 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 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.

Table
ExpressionSubstituted expression
Crown CourtHigh Court of Justiciary
Information on oathEvidence on oath
Magistrates' courtSheriff
Probation officerRelevant officer within the meaning given by section 27(1) of the [1993 c. 9.] Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993

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