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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Procedure in relation to unfitness to be tried

48.  In Article 49 of the [1986 NI 4.] Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (procedure in relation to unfitness to be tried)—

(a)after paragraph (4) there shall be inserted—

(4A) A jury shall not make a determination under paragraph (4) except on the oral evidence of a medical practitioner appointed for the purposes of Part II by the Commission and on the written or oral evidence of one other medical practitioner;

(b)paragraphs (5) to (8) shall be omitted;

(c)in paragraph (9) for “Article 51(6)” there shall be substituted “Articles 49A, 50A and 51(6)”.

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