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Further Provisions About Defence Disclosure

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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Amendments made: No. 84, in page 20, line 23, leave out subsection (1) and insert—

'(1) Where an accused's solicitor purports to give on behalf of the accused—

  • (a) a defence statement under section 5, 6 or 6B, or
  • (b) a statement of the kind mentioned in section 6B(3A),
  • that statement shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be given with the authority of the accused.'.

    No. 85, in page 21, line 7, at end insert—

    "(c) where he has given both an initial defence statement and a statement of the kind mentioned in section 6B(3A), to the initial defence statement.'.

    [Mr. Heppell.]