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Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) (Amendment) Act 1975

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4Removal of certain limitations on power to grant bail

(1)For subsection (1) of section 3 of the principal Act (persons charged with scheduled offences not to be admitted to bail except by a judge of the High Court and persons convicted of such offences not to be admitted to bail pending an appeal) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, a person to whom this section applies and who is charged with a scheduled offence shall not be admitted to bail except—

(a)by a judge of the Supreme Court; or

(b)by the judge of the court of trial, on adjourning the trial of a person so charged.

(2)At the end of the said section 3 there shall be added the following subsection:—

(6)This section does not apply to a person charged with a scheduled offence which is being tried summarily or which the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland certifies is in his opinion suitable to be tried summarily.

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