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Expert Reports

Volume 113: debated on Tuesday 31 March 1987

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Amendments made: No. 103, in page 14, line 38, [Clause 19]. at end insert—

'(2A) For the purpose of determining whether to give leave, the court shall have regard to all the circumstances and in particular—

  • (a) to the contents of the report;
  • (b) to the reasons why it is proposed that the person making the report shall not give oral evidence; and
  • (c) to any likelihood of unfairness to the accused or, if there is more than one, any of them, resulting from the admission of the report if the person making it does not attend to give oral evidence, or from its exclusion.'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]