Bail Act 1997

Renewal of bail application.


3.(1) Where an application by a person for bail—

(a) has been refused by a court under section 2, and

(b) the trial of the person for the offence concerned has not commenced within 4 months from the date of such refusal,

then, the person may renew his or her application for bail to that court on the ground of delay by the prosecutor in proceeding with his or her trial, and the court shall, if satisfied that the interests of justice so require, release the person on bail.

(2) In determining whether to grant or refuse an application under subsection (1), a court may receive evidence or submissions concerning the delay in proceeding with the trial of the person concerned.

(3) Nothing in this section shall affect the operation of section 24 of the Act of 1967.