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Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth whenever a person is bailed. Although it is open to a court to include a warning of the penalties for failure to surrender to custody in any document relating to bail which may be given to a defendant, this information was not included in the prescribed forms because there is no obligation under the Bail Act to give a person granted unconditional bail a copy of the bail record unless he asks for one.