(1) The Parole Board is to continue to be, by that name, a body corporate and as such is—
(a) to be constituted in accordance with this Chapter, and
(b) to have the functions conferred on it by [or under] this Chapter in respect of fixed-term prisoners and by Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 (c 43) (in this Chapter referred to as “the 1997 Act”) in respect of life prisoners within the meaning of that Chapter.
(2) It is the duty of the Board to advise the Secretary of State with respect to any
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