[246A Release on licence of prisoners serving extended sentence under section 226A or 226B]
[246A Release on licence of prisoners serving extended sentence under section 226A or 226B]

[(1)     This section applies to a prisoner (“P”) who is serving an extended sentence imposed under section 226A or 226B.

(2)     It is the duty of the Secretary of State to release P on licence under this section as soon as P has served the requisite custodial period for the purposes of this section [if—

(a)     the sentence was imposed before the coming into force of section 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015,

(b)     the appropriate custodial term is less than 10 years, and

(c)     the sentence was not imposed in respect of an offence listed in Parts 1 to 3 of Schedule 15B or in respect of offences that include one or more offences listed in those Parts of that Schedule].