[256 Review by the Board]
[256 Review by the Board]

(1)     Where on a reference under [section 255B(4) or 255C(4)] in relation to any person, the Board does not [direct] his immediate release on licence under this Chapter, the Board must either—

(a)     fix a date for the person's release on licence, or

[(b)     determine the reference by making no [direction] as to his release].

(2)     Any date fixed under subsection (1)(a) . . . must not be later than the first anniversary of the date on which the decision is taken.

(3)     . . .

(4)     Where the Board has fixed a date under subsection (1)(a), it is the duty of the Secretary of State to release him on licence on that date.