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8 Supplementary provisions as to retrial.E+W

(1)A person who is to be retried for an offence in pursuance of an order under section 7 of this Act shall be tried on a fresh indictment preferred by direction of the Court of Appeal, . . . F1[F2but after the end of two months from the date of the order for his retrial he may not be arraigned on an indictment preferred in pursuance of such a direction unless the Court of Appeal give leave.]

[F3(1A)Where a person has been ordered to be retried but may not be arraigned without leave, he may apply to the Court of Appeal to set aside the order for retrial and to direct the court of trial to enter a judgment and verdict of acquittal of the offence for which he was ordered to be retried.

(1B)On an application under subsection (1) or (1A) above the Court of Appeal shall have power—

(a)to grant leave to arraign; or

(b)to [F4set aside the order for retrial and]direct the entry of a judgment and verdict of acquittal, but shall not give leave to arraign unless they are satisfied—

(i)that the prosecution has acted with all due expedition; and

(ii)that there is a good and sufficient cause for a retrial in spite of the lapse of time since the order under section 7 of this Act was made.]

(2)The Court of Appeal may, on ordering a retrial, make such orders as appear to them to be necessary or expedient—

(a)for the custody or [F5, subject to section 25 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994,][F6release on] bail of the person ordered to be retried pending his retrial; or

(b)for the retention pending the retrial of any property or money forfeited, restored or paid by virtue of the original conviction or any order made on that conviction.

(3)If the person ordered to be retried was, immediately before the determination of his appeal, liable to be detained in pursuance of an order or direction under Part V of the M1Mental Health Act 1959 [F7or under Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 (other than under section 35, 36 or 38 of that Act)],—

(a)that order or direction shall continue in force pending the retrial as if the appeal had not been allowed; and

(b)any order made by the Court of Appeal under this section for his custody or [F6release on] bail shall have effect subject to the said order or direction.

[F8(3A)If the person ordered to be retried was, immediately before the determination of his appeal, liable to be detained in pursuance of a remand under [F9section 36 of the Mental Health Act 1983] or an interim hospital order under [F9section 38 of that Act], the Court of Appeal may, if they think fit, order that he shall continue to be detained in a hospital or mental nursing home, and in that event [F9Part III of that Act] shall apply as if he had been ordered under this section to be kept in custody pending his retrial and were detained in pursuance of a transfer direction together with a restriction direction.]

[F10(3B)If the person ordered to be retried—

(a)was liable to be detained in pursuance of an order or direction under Part 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983;

(b)was then made subject to a community treatment order (within the meaning of that Act); and

(c)was subject to that community treatment order immediately before the determination of his appeal,

the order or direction under Part 3 of that Act and the community treatment order shall continue in force pending the retrial as if the appeal had not been allowed, and any order made by the Court of Appeal under this section for his release on bail shall have effect subject to the community treatment order.]

(4)Schedule 2 to this Act has effect with respect to the procedure in the case of a person ordered to be retried, the sentence which may be passed if the retrial results in his conviction and the order for costs which may be made if he is acquitted.

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F4Words in s. 8(1B)(b) inserted (27.9.1999) by 1999 c. 22, ss. 58(2), 108(3)(with s. 107, Sch. 14 para. 7(2))

F5Words in s. 8(2)(a) inserted (10.4.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(2), Sch. 10 para. 19; S.I. 1995/721, art. 2, Sch. Appendix A

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