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Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

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Prisoners repatriated to Northern Ireland

9(1)This paragraph applies in relation to—

(a)prisoners repatriated to Northern Ireland before 25th October 1996 who were still serving their sentences on that date; and

(b)prisoners repatriated to Northern Ireland on or after that date.

(2)Paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the 1984 Act shall have effect, and shall be deemed always to have had effect, with the insertion after sub-paragraph (2) of the following sub-paragraph—

(3)In this paragraph “sentence” means the provision included in the warrant which is equivalent to a sentence.

10(1)This paragraph applies in relation to prisoners repatriated to Northern Ireland after the commencement of this Schedule.

(2)For paragraph 3 of the Schedule to the 1984 Act there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

Life imprisonment

3Where the relevant provisions include provision equivalent to a sentence in relation to which subsection (3) of section 1 of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973 (power to release certain life prisoners etc.) applies, that subsection shall have effect as if the reference to consultation with the trial judge if available were omitted.

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