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).”