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Police and Justice Act 2006

Paragraph 7: Remand of persons serving sentence in United Kingdom

336.Paragraph 7 deals with the case where a person’s extradition has been requested, but the proceedings have been adjourned while he serves a sentence of imprisonment in England and Wales.

337.Section 131 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 makes provision for a person who is serving a domestic sentence, and who is simultaneously on remand awaiting trial for another domestic offence, to be remanded every 28 days in respect of the unconvicted offence. Section 131 is also applied to persons serving a domestic sentence who are simultaneously the subject of an extradition request. Paragraph 7, via amendments to sections 23 and 89 of the Act, amends the references to 28 days in section 131 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 to have effect as if they were a reference to 6 months.

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