701. General procedural rules applicable to Parole Board proceedings.

Where the Secretary of State1 refers to the Parole Board2 a case relating to the release or recall of a prisoner3, the chairman4 must appoint:


    (1)     a single member of the Board to constitute a panel5 to deal with a case where the Board is to consider the initial release of a prisoner serving an indeterminate sentence6; and


    (2)     one or more members of the Board to constitute a panel7, in any other case8.

A person appointed under head (1) above may not in the same case sit on a panel appointed under head (2) above9.

The Chairman must appoint one