The Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010

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4.  (1)  Amend section 4 (temporary return) as follows.

(2) In subsection (5) (meaning of “relevant Minister”)—

(a)omit “and” at the end of paragraph (a); and

(b)after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland in a case where the prisoner is a person who is either—

(i)detained in Northern Ireland and the transfers are for the purpose of a temporary return of the prisoner to a country or territory outside the British Islands from which he has previously been transferred into Northern Ireland under this Act or any other enactment; or

(ii)detained in a country or territory outside the British Islands to which he has previously been transferred from Northern Ireland under this Act; and.

(3) After subsection (6) insert—

(7) Any reference in subsection (5)(aa) to the prisoner having previously been transferred into or from Northern Ireland includes a reference to responsibility for his detention and release having previously been transferred to or from the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland (as the case may be).