475. Remand to hospital for report on mental condition.

The Crown Court or a magistrates' court may remand an accused person1, or a person in respect of whom a special verdict has been returned or a finding of disability has been made2, to a hospital specified by the court for a report on his mental condition3, if:


    (1)     the court is satisfied, on the written or oral evidence of a registered medical practitioner4, that there is reason to suspect that the person in question is suffering from mental disorder5; and


    (2)     the court is of the opinion that it would be impracticable for a report on his mental