(1) As soon as a fixed-term prisoner, other than a prisoner to whom section [243A[, 244A][, 246A]] [, 247 or 247A] applies, has served the requisite custodial period [for the purposes of this section], it is the duty of the Secretary of State to release him on licence under this section.
[(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply if the prisoner has been released on licence under section 246 [or 248] and recalled under section 254 (provision for the release of such persons being made by sections 255B and 255C).]
(2) . . .
(3) [For the purposes of this section] “the requisite custodial
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