545. Defendant's right to be present at hearing.

A person whose sentencing is the subject of a reference to the Court of Appeal1 is entitled to be present, if he wishes it, on the hearing of the reference, although he may be in custody2. A person in custody is not, however, entitled to be present on an application by the Attorney General for leave to refer a case, or on any proceedings preliminary or incidental to a reference, unless the Court of Appeal gives him leave to be present