601. Hearing the application.

The Court Martial Appeal Court must consider an application for an order for retrial1 at a hearing2. The acquitted person3 is entitled to be present at the hearing unless he is in custody (other than service custody) elsewhere than in England and Wales or Northern Ireland4, and is entitled to be represented at the hearing, whether he is present or not5. For the purposes the application the Court Martial Appeal Court6 may, if it thinks it necessary or expedient in the interests of justice, order the production of any document, exhibit or other thing, the production of which appears