161. Consideration of the application.

A judge of the High Court may consider an application for habeas corpus1 initially on paper2. If an application has not been considered initially on paper it may be considered by a judge sitting in court or, if no judge is sitting in court, by a judge otherwise than in court3. Where a judge considers an application, either on paper or at a hearing4, he may:

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    (1)     make an order for the issue of the writ5;

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    (2)     adjourn the application to a hearing6;

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    (3)     direct that the application be considered by a Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division7;