Adjournment where live television links used

33.  In Article 5 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 20) (use of live television links at hearings for the purposes of remand), after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(3A) Subject to paragraph (3B), if it appears to the court—

(a)that the accused is not able to see and hear the court and to be seen and heard by it; and

(b)that this cannot be immediately corrected,

the court shall adjourn the hearing.

(3B) The court may proceed with the hearing if it is satisfied that it is not reasonably practicable to bring the accused to court before he ceases to be held in custody.

(3C) If the court proceeds with the hearing under paragraph (3B) it shall not remand the accused in custody for a period exceeding eight days commencing on the day following that on which it remands him..