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Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

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Unrestricted transfers: general

15(1)Where a person’s transfer under paragraph 1(1)(a) or (2)(a), 2(1)(a) or (2)(a) or 3(1)(a) or (2)(a) above to any part of the United Kingdom or to any of the Channel Islands is an unrestricted transfer, he shall be treated for the relevant purposes as if he had been remanded for an offence committed in the place to which he is transferred.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, where a person’s transfer under paragraph 1(1)(b) or (2)(b), 2(1)(b) or (2)(b) or 3(1)(b) or (2)(b) above to any part of the United Kingdom or to any of the Channel Islands is an unrestricted transfer, he shall be treated for the relevant purposes as if his sentence had been an equivalent sentence passed by a court in the place to which he is transferred.

(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) or (2) above of a person’s supervision to any part of the United Kingdom or to any of the Channel Islands is an unrestricted transfer—

(a)that person 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 the place to which he is transferred; and

(b)any functions of the Secretary of State under any provision of the law of that place which applies for those purposes shall be exercisable in relation to that person by any person appointed by the Secretary of State for the purpose.

(5)Where the relevant purposes in relation to a transfer to Scotland which is an unrestricted transfer include supervision, the person to whom the transfer relates shall be treated as if a supervised release order had been made in respect of him by such court as the Secretary of State may specify.

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