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Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Detention, Transfer and Release of Offenders

    1. Early release

      1. 1.Release of short-term, long-term and life prisoners.

      2. 1AA.Release of certain sexual offenders

      3. 1AB.Restricted eligibility for release on licence of terrorist prisoners

      4. 1A. Application to certain persons serving more than one sentence.

      5. 1B.Prisoners serving consecutive sentences including at least one terrorism sentence

      6. 2. Duty to release discretionary life prisoners.

      7. 2A.Rules for section 2(2)(d) cases

      8. 2B.Assessment under section 2A(1)(a) and (b)

      9. 3. Power to release prisoners on compassionate grounds.

      10. 3AA.Further powers to release prisoners

      11. 3A. Re-release of prisoners serving certain terrorism sentences and extended sentences.

      12. 4. Persons detained under Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984.

      13. 5. Fine defaulters and persons in contempt of court.

      14. 6. Application to young offenders and to children detained without limit of time.

      15. 7. Children detained in solemn proceedings.

      16. 8. Detention, Transfer and Release of Offenders

      17. 9. Persons liable to removal from the United Kingdom.

      18. 10. Life prisoners transferred to Scotland.

      19. 10A. Transfer of supervision of life prisoners

      20. 11. Duration of licence.

      21. 12. Conditions in licence.

      22. 12AA.Conditions for persons released on licence under section 3AA

      23. 12AB.Curfew condition

      24. 12A.Suspension of licence conditions

      25. 12B.Certain licences to be replaced by one

      26. 13. Supervision of persons released on licence.

      27. 14. Supervised release of short-term prisoners.

      28. 15. Variation of supervised release order etc.

      29. 16. Commission of offence by released prisoner.

      30. 17. Revocation of licence.

      31. 17A.Recall of prisoners released under section 3AA

      32. 18. Breach of supervised release order.

      33. 19. Appeals in respect of decisions relating to supervised release orders.

      34. 20. The Parole Board for Scotland.

      35. 21. Parole advisers.

      36. 21A.Operating protocol for release on licence under section 3AA

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 22. Place of confinement of prisoners.

      2. 23. Transfer of young offenders to prison or remand centre.

      3. 24. Additional days for disciplinary offences.

      4. 25. Provision in prison rules for directions.

      5. 26. Further amendment of Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984.

    3. Terrorism sentences

      1. 26ZA.Terrorism sentences

    4. Extended sentences

      1. 26A. Extended sentences.

      2. 26B.Parole Board to have regard to risk management plans

    5. Timing of release

      1. 26C.Release timed to benefit re-integration

    6. Interpretation

      1. 27. Interpretation of Part I.

  3. Part II Criminal Proceedings

    1. Evidence

      1. 28. Prints, samples in criminal investigations.

      2. 28A. Prints, samples etc. in criminal investigations: supplementary provisions.

      3. 28B. Use of prints, samples etc.

      4. 29. Evidence from documents.

      5. 30. Admissibility of audio and video records.

      6. 31. Transcript of customs interview sufficient evidence.

      7. 32. Evidence from abroad through television links in solemn proceedings.

      8. 33. Evidence of children on commission.

      9. 34. Concealment by screen of accused from child giving evidence.

      10. 35. Circumstances in which application under section 33 or 34 may be granted or on transfer be deemed granted,

      11. 36. Evidence as to taking or destruction of eggs.

      12. 37. Evidence by certificate.

    2. Procedure

      1. 38. Adjournment for inquiry in summary proceedings at first calling.

      2. 39. New circumstances on notice of which preliminary diet may be ordered.

      3. 40. Taking of other proceedings while jury out.

      4. 41. Date of commencement of sentence.

      5. 42. Appeal by Lord Advocate against sentence in solemn proceedings

      6. 43. Prosecutor’s consent to or application for setting aside of conviction.

  4. Part III General

    1. 44. Expenses.

    2. 45. Rules and orders.

    3. 46. Interpretation.

    4. 47. Minor and consequential amendments, transitional provisions, savings and repeals.

    5. 48. Short title, commencement and extent.

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Consecutive and Concurrent Terms of Imprisonment

      1. General

        1. 1.This Schedule applies as respects the release of a person...

      2. Consecutive terms of imprisonment

        1. 2.(1) Where his offence term and his non-offence term are...

      3. Concurrent terms of imprisonment

        1. 2A.Where his offence term and his non-offence term are wholly...

      4. Wholly concurrent terms of imprisonment

        1. 3.Where his offence term and his non-offence term are wholly...

      5. Partly concurrent terms of imprisonment

        1. 4.Where his offence term and his non-offence term are partly...

    2. SCHEDULE 1A

      Offences carrying restricted eligibility of terrorist prisoners for release on licence

      1. PART 1 Terrorism offences punishable with imprisonment for life

        1. 1.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        2. 2.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        3. 3.(1) An attempt to commit an offence specified in a...

        4. 4.An offence that— (a) was abolished before the coming into...

      2. PART 2 Terrorism offences punishable with imprisonment for more than two years (but not life)

        1. 5.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        2. 6.An offence under section 113 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and...

        3. 7.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        4. 8.An offence under section 54 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008...

        5. 9.An offence under section 23 of the Terrorism Prevention and...

        6. 10.An offence under section 10 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security...

        7. 11.(1) An attempt to commit an offence specified in a...

        8. 12.An offence that— (a) was abolished before the coming into...

      3. PART 3 Other offences punishable with imprisonment for life

        1. 13.Culpable homicide.

        2. 14.Manslaughter (under the law of England and Wales or Northern...

        3. 15.Abduction.

        4. 16.Assault by explosive device.

        5. 17.Assault to severe injury.

        6. 18.Assault and poisoning.

        7. 19.Poisoning.

        8. 20.Robbery.

        9. 21.Assault with intent to rob.

        10. 22.Wilful fire-raising.

        11. 23.Malicious mischief.

        12. 24.Kidnapping (under the law of England and Wales or Northern...

        13. 25.False imprisonment (under the law of England and Wales or...

        14. 26.Riot (under the law of Northern Ireland).

        15. 27.Affray (under the law of Northern Ireland).

        16. 28.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        17. 29.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        18. 30.An offence under section 1 of the Infant Life (Preservation)...

        19. 31.An offence under section 1 of the Infanticide Act 1938...

        20. 32.An offence under section 1 of the Infanticide Act (Northern...

        21. 33.An offence under section 25 of the Criminal Justice Act...

        22. 34.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        23. 35.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        24. 36.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        25. 37.(1) An offence of arson under section 1 of the...

        26. 38.An offence under section 1 of the Biological Weapons Act...

        27. 39.(1) An offence of arson under Article 3 of the...

        28. 40.An offence under section 1 of the Taking of Hostages...

        29. 41.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        30. 42.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        31. 43.An offence under section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act...

        32. 44.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        33. 45.An offence under Part 2 of the Channel Tunnel (Security)...

        34. 46.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        35. 47.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        36. 48.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        37. 49.An offence under section 1 or 2 of the International...

        38. 50.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

        39. 51.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        40. 52.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        41. 53.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

        42. 54.An offence under any of the following provisions of Schedule...

        43. 55.(1) An attempt to commit an offence specified in a...

        44. 56.(1) An attempt to commit murder. (2) Conspiracy to commit...

        45. 57.An offence that— (a) was abolished before the coming into...

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      The Parole Board

      1. Membership

        1. 1.The Parole Board shall consist of a chairperson and not...

        2. 1A.In making those appointments, the Scottish Ministers shall comply with...

        3. 1B.In making regulations under paragraph 1A above, the Scottish Ministers...

        4. 2.The Parole Board shall include among its members—

        5. 2A. Limitation, termination etc. of appointment of members

        6. 2B.A member of the Parole Board may resign at any...

        7. 2C.An appointment of a person as a member of the...

        8. 2D.The appointment of a member of the Parole Board shall...

        9. 2DA.(1) A person who has been a member of the...

        10. 2E.A person may be reappointed to be a member of...

        11. 2F.A person whose membership of the Parole Board came to...

        12. 2G.A person whose membership of the Parole Board came to...

        13. 2H.The provisions of paragraphs 1 to 2D above apply to...

        14. 2HA.Automatic reappointment

        15. 2HB.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply in connection with paragraph...

        16. 2J. Performance of duties

        17. 2K.(1) If the Chairman of the Parole Board is unable...

        18. 2L.(1) The Chairman of the Parole Board may make arrangements...

        19. 3. Removal of members from office

        20. 3A.The tribunal may order the removal from office of a...

        21. 3B.The tribunal shall consist of the following three members, who...

        22. 3C.For the purposes of paragraph 3B above, a person is...

        23. 3D.Regulations, made by the Scottish Ministers— (a) may make provision...

      2. Remuneration and allowances

        1. 4.There shall be paid to the members of the Board...

        2. 5.The expenses of the Board under paragraph 4 above and...

      3. Reports

        1. 6.The Board shall as soon as practicable after the end...

        2. 6A. Regulations

        3. 6B.No such regulations shall be made unless laid in draft...

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      1. Production of copy documents

        1. 1.(1) For the purposes of any criminal proceedings a copy...

      2. Statements in business documents

        1. 2.(1) Except where it is a statement such as is...

        2. 3.A statement in a document shall be admissible in criminal...

      3. Documents kept by businesses etc.

        1. 4.Unless the court otherwise directs, a document may in any...

      4. Statements not contained in business documents

        1. 5.(1) In any criminal proceedings, the evidence of an authorised...

      5. Additional evidence where evidence from business documents challenged

        1. 6.(1) This sub-paragraph applies where— (a) evidence has been admitted...

      6. General

        1. 7.(1) Nothing in this Schedule— (a) shall prejudice the admissibility...

        2. 8.In this Schedule— “business” includes trade, profession or other occupation;...

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      1. 1.Schedule 1 to the 1980 Act (which makes provision as...

      2. 2.For the entry relating to the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949,...

      3. 3.After the entry relating to the Immigration Act 1971, there...

      4. 4.For the entry relating to the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976,...

      5. 5.After the entry relating to the Customs and Excise Management...

      6. 6.After the entry relating to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act...

      7. 7.At the end there shall be added the following entry—...

    6. SCHEDULE 5

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21)

        1. 1.(1) The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 shall be amended...

      2. Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 36)

        1. 2.(1) Section 65 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984...

      3. Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984 (c. 47)

        1. 3.(1) The Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984 shall be amended...

      4. Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (c. 47)

        1. 4.In section 21(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986...

      5. Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

        1. 5.In section 12(4) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988,...

      6. Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 (c. 45)

        1. 6.(1) The Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 shall be amended as...

    7. SCHEDULE 6

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “existing provisions” means such provisions as relate...

      2. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) and to section 10(4) of...

      3. 3.An existing prisoner whose sentence is for a term of...

      4. 4.(1) An existing child detainee whose sentence under section 206...

      5. 5.(1) An existing child detainee who, by the relevant date,...

      6. 6.(1) This paragraph applies where, in the case of an...

      7. 6A.(1) This paragraph applies where a prisoner sentenced before the...

      8. 6B.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) an existing prisoner was,...

      9. 6C.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) an existing prisoner was,...

      10. 6D.Where a prisoner released on licence is treated by virtue...

      11. 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      12. 8.Unless revoked by virtue of paragraph 10 of this Schedule,...

      13. 9.Section 12 of this Act shall apply in respect of...

      14. 10.Section 17 of this Act shall apply in respect of...

    8. SCHEDULE 7

      Repeals and Revocations

      1. Part I Repeals

      2. Part II Revocations

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