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Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Section 63L Remand: medical examination and report

57.Subsection (1) provides that, where the court considers that a medical report will be necessary, the court may remand an arrested person whilst they await that medical examination and report.

58.Subsections (2) and (3) provide that where there is an adjournment for a medical report, the case must not be adjourned for more than 4 weeks at a time, unless the accused is in custody in which case the adjournment must be for no more than 3 weeks.

59.Subsections (4) and (5) provide that where an arrested person is suffering from a mental illness or severe mental impairment, the court has the same power to order that the person be remanded in order that a report can be made on their mental condition, as the Crown Court has under section 35 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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