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The Crown Court (Children’s Evidence) (Dismissal of Transferred Charges) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Written applications for dismissal

4.—(1) A written application for dismissal under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 1 shall be made in Form 1.

(2) The application shall be sent to the chief clerk and shall be accompanied by a copy of any statement or other document and identify any article, on which the applicant relies.

(3) A copy of the application and of any accompanying document shall be given at the same time to the Director of Public Prosecutions and to any other person to whom the notice of transfer relates.

(4) A written application for dismissal shall be made not later than 14 days after the day on which the notice of transfer was given unless the time for making the application is extended, either before or after it expires, by the Crown Court; and paragraphs (4) and (5) of rule 3 above shall apply for the purposes of this paragraph as if the references therein to giving notice of intention to make an oral application were references to making a written application under this rule.

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