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Administration of Justice Act 1960

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5Power to order detention or admission to bail of defendant

(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 may make an order providing for -the detention of the defendant, or directing that he shall not be released except on bail, so long as any appeal under section one of this Act is pending.

(2)Bail may be granted under this section by the court below subject to the like conditions and other incidents and subject to the like power of variation and revocation (if any) by that court as in the case of bail granted to a person appealing under section one of this Act from a decision of that court.

(3)An order under subsection (1) 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 the said subsection (1) 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 Part V of the Mental Health Act, 1959, shall be an order authorising his continued detention in pursuance of the order or direction under the said Part V, 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.

(5)Where the court below has power to make an order under subsection (1) of this section, and either no such order is made or the defendant is released or discharged by virtue of subsection (3) or subsection (4) of this section before the appeal is disposed of, the defendant shall not be liable to be again detained as the result of the decision of the House of Lords on the appeal.

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