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(1)Where the special measure to be used is a live television link, the court must make such arrangements as seem to it appropriate for the vulnerable witness in respect of whom the special measure is to be used to give evidence by means of such a link.
(a)the live television link is to be used in proceedings in a sheriff court, but
(b)that court lacks accommodation or equipment necessary for the purpose of receiving such a link,
the sheriff may by order transfer the proceedings to any sheriff court in the same sheriffdom which has such accommodation or equipment available.
(3)An order may be made under subsection (2) above—
(a)at any stage in the proceedings (whether before or after the commencement of the proof or other hearing at which the vulnerable witness is to give evidence), or
(b)in relation to a part of the proceedings.
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