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Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

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2(1)This paragraph applies in relation to—

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

(b)prisoners repatriated to England and Wales on or after that date and before the commencement of this Schedule.

(2)Paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the 1984 Act shall have effect, and shall be deemed always to have had effect, with the omission of sub-paragraph (1A) and the insertion after sub-paragraph (2) of the following sub-paragraphs—

(3)The following questions, namely—

(a)whether the prisoner is a short-term or long-term prisoner for the purposes of the enactments relating to release on licence; and

(b)whether or not he is an existing prisoner for the purposes of paragraph 8 of Schedule 12 to the 1991 Act,

shall be determined by reference to the length or, as the case may require, commencement of the sentence imposed in the country or territory from which he is transferred.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • “the enactments relating to release on licence” means sections 33(1)(b) and (2), 34(3) and (5), 35(1) and 37(1) and (2) of the [1991 c. 53.] Criminal Justice Act 1991;

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

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