553. Hearing the appeal.

Subject to the provisions for striking-out1, every extant appeal2 or application for review3 must be determined at a hearing before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, except where the Secretary of State4 consents to the appeal being allowed or the granting of the order or the relief sought in the application for review5 or the appellant is outside the United Kingdom6 or it is impracticable to give him notice of a hearing and, in either case, he is unrepresented7.

At the hearing of the appeal the Commission must determine any matter raised as a ground of appeal8 and any matter which