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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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52Use of live television links at bail hearings

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(1)On a reference under section 44, the court may, after hearing representations from the parties, direct that the detained person is to be treated as being present in the court if he is able (whether by means of a live television link or otherwise) to see and hear the court and to be seen and heard by it.

(2)If the detained person wishes to make representations under subsection (1) he must do so by using the facilities that will be used if the court decides to give the proposed direction.

(3)If, after hearing representations from the parties, the court decides not to give a direction, it must give its reasons for refusing.

(4)The court may not give a direction unless—

(a)it has been notified by the Secretary of State that facilities are available in the relevant institution which will enable the detained person to see and hear the court and to be seen and heard by it; and

(b)the notice has not been withdrawn.

(5)“Relevant institution” means the institution in which the detained person will be detained at the time of the bail hearing.

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