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299 Correction of entries.S

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, it shall be competent to correct any entry in—

(a)the record of proceedings in a prosecution; or

(b)the extract of a sentence passed or an order of court made in such proceedings,

in so far as that entry constitutes an error of recording or is incomplete.

(2)An entry mentioned in subsection (1) above may be corrected—

(a)by the clerk of the court, at any time before either the sentence or order of the court is executed or, on appeal, the proceedings are transmitted to the Clerk of Justiciary [F1or the Clerk of the Sheriff Appeal Court (as the case may be)];

(b)by the clerk of the court, under the authority of the court which passed the sentence or made the order, at any time after the execution of the sentence or order of the court but before such transmission as is mentioned in paragraph (a) above; or

(c)by the clerk of the court under the authority of the High Court [F2or the Sheriff Appeal Court (as the case may be)] in the case of a remit under subsection (4)(b) below.

(3)A correction in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection (2) above shall be intimated to the prosecutor and to the former accused or his solicitor.

(4)Where during the course of an appeal, the [F3court hearing the appeal] becomes aware of an erroneous or incomplete entry, such as is mentioned in subsection (1) above, the court—

(a)may consider and determine the appeal as if such entry were corrected; and

(b)either before or after the determination of the appeal, may remit the proceedings to the court of first instance for correction in accordance with subsection (2)(c) above.

(5)Any correction under subsections (1) and (2) above by the clerk of the court shall be authenticated by his signature and, if such correction is authorised by a court, shall record the name of the judge or judges authorising such correction and the date of such authorisation.

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