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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Section 130: Transfer of prisoners: prosecution of other offences

704.Section 130 inserts new section 3A into the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984. New section 3A will provide prisoners transferred to England, Wales or Scotland, in accordance with international prisoner transfer arrangements, with statutory protection from prosecution in Great Britain in relation to offences committed prior to transfer taking place, except in specified circumstances.

705.Subsection (3) of new section 3A sets out the circumstances in which prisoners transferred to England, Wales or Scotland pursuant to international prisoner transfer arrangements may be prosecuted in Great Britain for offences committed prior to transfer taking place.

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