The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 2000

2.  (1)  The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) Regulations 1987(1) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 5, after paragraph (6A) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(6B) Where an accused is sent for trial under section 51 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (“the 1998 Act”), the maximum period of custody between the accused being sent to the Crown Court by a magistrates' court for an offence and the start of the trial in relation to it, shall be 182 days less any period, or the aggregate of any periods, during which the accused has, since that first appearance for the offence, been in the custody of the magistrates' court.

(6C) Where, following a sending for trial under section 51 of the 1998 Act, a bill of indictment is preferred under the said section 2(2)(b) and the bill does not contain a count charging an offence for which he was not sent for trial, the maximum period of custody between the preferment of the bill and the start of the trial shall be the maximum period of custody as provided for in paragraph (6B) above (after making any deductions required by that paragraph) less any period, or the aggregate of any periods, during which the accused has, since he was sent for trial, been in the custody of the Crown Court in relation to an offence for which he was sent for trial.

(6D) Where, following a sending for trial under section 51 of the 1998 Act, the bill of indictment preferred against the accused (not being a bill preferred under the said section 2(2)(b)) contains a count charging an offence for which he was not sent for trial, the maximum period of custody—

(a)between the preferment of the bill and the start of the trial, or

(b)if the count was added to the bill after its preferment, between that addition and the start of the trial,

shall be the maximum period of custody as provided for in paragraph (6B) above (after making any deductions required by that paragraph) less any period, or the aggregate of any periods, during which he has, since being sent for trial, been in the custody of the Crown Court in relaton to the offence for which he was previously sent for trial.

(1)

S.I. 1987/299; regulation 5 was amended by the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c. 25); relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1989/767 and 1991/1515.