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The Life Sentences (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2001

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Amendment of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984

2.  (1)  The Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984(1) shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this Article.

(2) In section 2 (transfer of prisoners out of the United Kingdom) in subsection (4)(b)(iii) for the words “section 23 of the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953” there shall be substituted the words “Article 6(3) of the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001”.

(3) In section 3 (transfer of prisoners into the United Kingdom) after subsection (9) there shall be added—

(10) The provisions contained by virtue of subsection (1)(c) above in a warrant under this Act shall, in the case of a prisoner to whom Article 10 of the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001 (life prisoners transferred to Northern Ireland) applies, include provision specifying the relevant part of his sentence within the meaning of Article 6 of that Order (duty to release certain life prisoners)..

(4) Paragraph 3 of the Schedule (life imprisonment), as substituted by paragraph 10 of Schedule 2 to the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997(2), is hereby repealed.

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1984 c. 47; section 2(4)(b)(iii) was amended by paragraph 22 of Schedule 5 to the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1504 (NI 9)).

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