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[F1 5 Power to order detention or admission to bail of defendant.E+W+N.I.

(1)Where the defendant in any proceedings from which an appeal lies under section one of this Act would, but for the decision of the court below, be liable to be detained, and immediately after that decision the prosecutor is granted, or gives notice that he intends to apply for, leave to appeal, the court [F2shall make—

(a)an order providing for the detention of the defendant, or directing that he shall not be released except on bail (which may be granted by the court as under section 4 above), so long as the appeal is pending, or

(b)an order that the defendant be released without bail.]

[F3(1A)The court may make an order under subsection (1)(b) only if it thinks that it is in the interests of justice that the defendant should not be liable to be detained as a result of the decision of the Supreme Court on the appeal.]

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(3)An order under [F5subsection (1)(a)] of this section shall (unless the appeal has previously been disposed of) cease to have effect at the expiration of the period for which the defendant would have been liable to be detained but for the decision of the court below.

(4)Any order made under [F6the said subsection (1)(a)] for the detention of a defendant who, but for the decision of the court below, would be liable to be detained in pursuance of an order or direction under [F7Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 (other than under section 35, 36, or 38)] , shall be an order authorising his continued detention in pursuance of the order or direction under [F7the said Part III] , and the provisions of the said Act with respect to persons so liable (including provisions as to the renewal of authority for detention and the removal or discharge of patients) shall apply accordingly.

[F8(4A)Where an order is made under [F9 the said subsection (1)(a)] in the case of a defendant who, but for the decision of the court below, would be liable to be detained in pursuance of an interim hospital order under [F10section 38 of the Mental Health Act 1983], the order may, if the court thinks fit, be one authorising his continued detention in a hospital or mental nursing home and in that event–

(a)subsection (3) of this section shall not apply to the order;

(b)[F10Part III of the said Act of 1983] shall apply as if he had been ordered under this section to be detained in custody so long as any appeal under section 1 of this Act is pending and were detained in pursuance of a transfer direction together with a restriction direction; and

(c)if the defendant is detained by virtue of this subsection and the appeal by the prosecutor succeeds, subsection (2) of [F10the said section 38] (power of court to make hospital order in the absence of an offender who is subject to an interim hospital order) shall apply as if the defendant were still subject to an interim hospital order.]

[F11(5)The defendant shall not be liable to be detained again as a result of the decision of the Supreme Court on the appeal if—

(a)the court has made an order under subsection (1)(b), or

(b)the court has made an order under subsection (1)(a) but the order has ceased to have effect by virtue of subsection (3) or the defendant has been released or discharged by virtue of subsection (4) or (4A).]]

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F1 Ss. 1–5 repealed (N.I.) with saving by Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23) , Sch. 6 para. 13

F4 Ss. 5(2) , 6(2) repealed by Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80) , Sch. 7 Pts. I , III

F7 Words substituted by Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20) , Sch. 4 para. 17 ( a )

F10 Words substituted by Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20) , Sch. 4 para. 17 ( b )

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