310 Preparatory hearings to deal with severance and joinder of charges
310 Preparatory hearings to deal with severance and joinder of charges

(1)     In section 7(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (c 38) (which sets out the purposes of preparatory hearings in fraud cases) after paragraph (d) there is inserted

“or

(e)     considering questions as to the severance or joinder of charges.”

(2)     In section 9(3) of that Act (determinations as to the admissibility of evidence etc) after paragraph (c) there is inserted

“and

(d)     any question as to the severance or joinder of charges.”

(3)     In section 9(11) of that Act (appeals against orders or rulings under section 9(3)(b) or (c)) for “or (c)” there is substituted “ (c) or (d)”.

(4)     In section 29(2) of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (purposes of preparatory hearings in non-fraud cases) after paragraph (d) there is inserted—