693. Escorted removal of appellant for medical investigation, observation or treatment.

If the Secretary of State1 is satisfied that an appellant who is in custody and is to be taken to, kept in custody at, and brought back from, any place at which he is entitled to be present for the purposes of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968, 2requires medical investigation or observation, or medical or surgical treatment of any description, the Secretary of State may direct him to be taken to a hospital or other suitable place for that purpose