(1) If an accused pleads guilty to one or more charges in the indictment and indicates an intention to plead guilty to one or more remaining charges—
(a) it is not necessary for those remaining charges to be read to the accused; and
(b) the court may accept pleas of guilty to the remaining charges in the indictment by written notice signed by the accused.
(2) A court must not accept pleas of guilty under subsection (1)(b) unless—
(a) the prosecution consents; and
(b) the court considers that it is appropriate to do so, having regard to the number of charges in the indictment.
(3) A plea of guilty accepted under this section has the same effect as if it were entered on arraignment.