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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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7.  In section 13A (appeal against finding of unfitness to be tried)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the words from “a finding” onwards substitute “findings that he is unfit to be tried and that he did the act or made the omission charged against him, the person may appeal to the Court of Appeal against either or both of those findings”;

(b)in subsection (3) omit “(except one to which subsection (5) below applies)”;

(c)omit subsection (5);

(d)in subsection (6) for the words from the beginning to “allowed” substitute “Where the Court of Appeal allows an appeal under this section against a finding that the appellant is unfit to be tried”;

(e)at the end of subsection (7) add—

(8) Where, otherwise than in a case falling within subsection (6) above, the Court of Appeal allows an appeal under this section against a finding that the appellant did the act or made the omission charged against him, the Court shall, in addition to quashing the finding, direct a verdict of acquittal to be recorded (but not a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity).

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