HL Deb 11 May 1897 vol 49 cc187-8

(1.) In the case of any person returned for trial, or whose trial has been adjourned to a Court of Quarter Sessions in a specified division where the jurors have been notified under this Act that their attendance will not be required, the Chairman or Recorder presiding over the Court shall adjourn the trial of such person to the next ensuing Court of Quarter Sessions for any division of the county in which the specified division is included, or to the next ensuing Court of Assize for such county, and tiny recognizance entered into in respect of such trial shall, without renewal, be valid and binding in respect of the adjourned trial.

(2.) Such Chairman or Recorder shall have, in addition to all powers already vested in him, power to admit such person to bail until the sitting of the Court to which his trial is adjourned.


moved, in Sub-section (1), to leave out the word "shall"—["shall adjourn"]—and to insert the word "may." The object of the substitution was that the Chairman or recorder presiding over the Court might have full option of discharging the prisoner if there should be any sort of idea that there had been wilful delay for the purpose of annoying the individual in question.

Amendment agreed to; Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 5,—