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Offences Committed On Bail

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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Amendments made: No. 445, in page 8, line 36, leave out subsection (1) and insert—

'(1) For paragraph 2A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1976 Act (defendant need not be granted bail where he was on bail at date of offence) there is substituted—

"2A (1) If the defendant falls within this paragraph he may not be granted bail unless the court is satisfied that there is no significant risk of his committing an offence while on bail (whether subject to conditions or not); but this does not require the court, if so satisfied, to grant bail (disregarding other considerations).

(2) The defendant falls within this paragraph if—

  • (a) he is aged 18 or over, and
  • (b) it appears to the court that he was on bail in criminal proceedings on the date of the offence."'
  • No. 446, in page 8, line 41, after 'defendant' insert—

  • (a) is under the age of 18, and
  • (b) it appears to the court that he'.
  • No. 447, in page 8, line 43, leave out '2' and insert "2(1)'.— [Mr. Heppell.]