Clause 88 — Examination of accused through intermediary

Pension Credit and Personal Expense Allowance (Duty of Consultation and Review) – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 24th March 2009.

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Amendment made: 129, page 51, leave out lines 27 to 38 and insert—

'(7) Any examination of the accused in pursuance of a direction under subsection (3) must take place in the presence of such persons as Criminal Procedure Rules or the direction may provide and in circumstances in which—

(a) the judge or justices (or both) and legal representatives acting in the proceedings are able to see and hear the examination of the accused and to communicate with the intermediary,

(b) the jury (if there is one) are able to see and hear the examination of the accused, and

(c) where there are two or more accused in the proceedings, each of the other accused is able to see and hear the examination of the accused.'.— (Bridget Prentice.)

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