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Police and Justice Act 2006

Paragraphs 27 to 30: Powers of High Court in relation to bail decisions by magistrates’ courts etc

357.Paragraphs 27 to 30 deal with bail proceedings in the extradition process.

358.Paragraph 27 gives a requested person refused bail by a magistrates’ court an avenue of appeal.

359.Paragraph 28 changes the venue for appeals in bail proceedings from the Crown Court, which has no other involvement in extradition proceedings, to the High Court, which hears all other appeals in extradition proceedings.

360.Paragraphs 29 and 30 provide a prosecution right of appeal against the grant of bail in extradition proceedings in Northern Ireland where bail has been granted either by a Magistrates' Court or by a County Court Judge.

361.Section 22 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, section 1(1A) of the Bail (Amendment) Act 1993 and section 10 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004 are thereby amended.

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