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Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

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26Continuity of sentencing

(1)This section has effect for the purpose of securing that, where a person is sentenced to a term of imprisonment in respect of an offence—

(a)to which this section applies; and

(b)which is committed after the commencement of this Chapter,

he serves approximately the same time in prison as he would have served if the offence had been committed immediately before that commencement.

(2)Subject to sections 3(2) and 4(2) above, the court by which a person is so sentenced at any time shall impose a term which is equal to two-thirds of the term which, at that time, it would have considered to be appropriate if the offence had been so committed.

(3)This section applies to any offence other than one—

(a)which did not subsist, or was not punishable with imprisonment, immediately before the commencement of this Chapter; or

(b)for which the maximum sentence of imprisonment that may be imposed has been varied after that commencement.

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