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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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35.  For Article 47(3) of the [1981 NI 16] Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (extended period of remand in custody or on bail) there shall be substituted—

(3) A magistrates' court may remand the accused in custody for a period exceeding 8 days if—

(a)it has previously remanded him in custody for the same offence; and

(b)he is before the court,

but only if, after affording the accused and the prosecution an opportunity to make representations, it has set a date on which it expects that it will be possible for the next stage in the proceedings, other than a hearing relating to a further remand in custody or on bail, to take place, and

(i)for a period ending not later than that date; or

(ii)for a period of 28 days,

whichever is the lesser..

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