110 Court's duty to give reasons for rulings
110 Court's duty to give reasons for rulings

(1)     Where the court makes a relevant ruling—

(a)     it must state in open court (but in the absence of the jury, if there is one) its reasons for the ruling;

(b)     if it is a magistrates' court, it must cause the ruling and the reasons for it to be entered in the register of the court's proceedings.

(2)     In this section “relevant ruling” means—

(a)     a ruling on whether an item of evidence is evidence of a person's bad character;

(b)     a ruling on whether an item of such evidence is admissible under section 100 or 101 (including a ruling on an application under section 101(3));