Bail (Amendment) Act 1993

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1993 c. 26
Year1993
(1) Where a magistrates' court grants bail to a person who is charged with, or convicted of, an offence punishable by imprisonment, the prosecution may appeal to a judge of the Crown Court against the granting of bail.(1A) Where a magistrates' court grants bail to a person in connection with extradition proceedings, the prosecution may appeal to F13the High Court against the granting of bail.(1B) Where a judge of the Crown Court grants bail to a person who is charged with, or convicted of, an offence punishable by imprisonment, the prosecution may appeal to the High Court against the granting of bail.(1C) An appeal under subsection (1B) may not be made where a judge of the Crown Court has granted bail on an appeal under subsection (1) .by or on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions; orby a person who falls within such class or description of person as may be prescribed for the purposes of this section by order made by the Secretary of State.the prosecution made representations that bail should not be granted; andthe representations were made before it was granted.(4) In the event of the prosecution wishing to exercise the right of appeal set out in subsection (1) F16, (1A) or (1B) above, oral notice of appeal shall be given to the F3court which has granted bail at the conclusion of the proceedings in which ... bail has been granted and before the release from custody of the person concerned.(5) Written notice of appeal shall thereafter be served on the F5court which has granted bail and the person concerned within two hours of the conclusion of such proceedings.(6) Upon receipt from the prosecution of oral notice of appeal from its decision to grant bail the F6court which has granted bail shall remand in custody the person concerned, until the appeal is determined or otherwise disposed of.(7) Where the prosecution fails, within the period of two hours mentioned in subsection (5) above, to serve one or both of the notices required by that subsection, the appeal shall be deemed to have been disposed of.(8) The hearing of an appeal under subsection (1) F17, (1A) or (1B) above against a decision of the ... court to grant bail shall be commenced within forty-eight hours, excluding weekends and any public holiday (that is to say, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday) , from the date on which oral notice of appeal is given.(9) At the hearing of any appeal by the prosecution under this section, such appeal shall be by way of re-hearing, and the judge hearing any such appeal may remand the person concerned in custody or may grant bail subject to such conditions (if any) as he thinks fit.the F18references in subsections (1) and (1B) above to an offence F11punishable by imprisonmentF19are to be read as references to an offence which would be so punishable in the case of an adult; andthe F8references in subsections (6) and (9) above to remand in custody are to be read subject to the provisions of F21Chapter 3 of Part 3 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (remands of children otherwise than on bail) .(11) The power to make an order under subsection (2) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument and any instrument shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.(12) In this section—
  • extradition proceedings ” means proceedings under the Extradition Act 2003;
  • magistrates' court ” and “ court ” in relation to extradition proceedings means a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) F12 designated in accordance with section 67 or section 139 of the Extradition Act 2003 ;

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