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Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

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33Interpretation etc. of Chapter I
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(1)In this Chapter—

  • “eligible witness” means a witness eligible for assistance by virtue of section 16 or 17;

  • “live link” has the meaning given by section 24(8);

  • “quality”, in relation to the evidence of a witness, shall be construed in accordance with section 16(5);

  • “special measures direction” means (in accordance with section 19(5)) a direction under section 19.

(2)In this Chapter references to the special measures available in relation to a witness shall be construed in accordance with section 18.

(3)In this Chapter references to a person being able to see or hear, or be seen or heard by, another person are to be read as not applying to the extent that either of them is unable to see or hear by reason of any impairment of eyesight or hearing.

(4)In the case of any proceedings in which there is more than one accused—

(a)any reference to the accused in sections 23 to 28 may be taken by a court, in connection with the giving of a special measures direction, as a reference to all or any of the accused, as the court may determine, and

(b)any such direction may be given on the basis of any such determination.

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