70 Effect on time limits in relation to preliminary stages
70 Effect on time limits in relation to preliminary stages

(1)     Section 22 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c 23) (power of Secretary of State to set time limits in relation to preliminary stages of criminal proceedings) is amended as follows.

(2)     After subsection (6A) there is inserted—

“(6B)     Any period during which proceedings for an offence are adjourned pending the determination of an appeal under Part 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 shall be disregarded, so far as the offence is concerned, for the purposes of the overall time limit and the custody time limit which applies to the stage which the proceedings have reached when

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