HC Deb 12 June 1996 vol 279 c390

5F.—(1) Where a statement, deposition or document is admissible in evidence by virtue of section 5B, 5C, 5D or 5E above it may be proved by the production of—

  1. (a) the statement, deposition or document, or
  2. (b) a copy of it or the material part of it.

(2) Subsection (l)(b) above applies whether or not the statement, deposition or document is still in existence.

(3) It is immaterial for the purposes of this section how many removes there are between a copy and the original.

(4) In this section "copy", in relation to a statement, deposition or document, means anything onto which information recorded in the statement, deposition or document has been copied, by whatever means and whether directly or indirectly.'

No. 45, in page 51, line 41, leave out from beginning to end of line 42.

No. 46, in page 52, line 22, leave out first 'the' and insert 'a'.

No. 47, in page 52, line 33, leave out 'Isles' and insert 'Islands'.

No. 48, in page 52, line 36, leave out from beginning to end of line 38.

No. 49, in page 52, line 53, at end insert—

'(6A) Where—

  1. (a) a summons is issued under subsection (2) above or a warrant is issued under subsection (3) or (6) above, and
  2. (b) the summons or warrant is issued with a view to securing that a person has his evidence taken as a deposition,
the time appointed in the summons or specified in the warrant shall be such as to enable the evidence to be taken as a deposition before a magistrates' court begins to inquire into the offence concerned as examining justices.'

No. 50, in page 53, line 39, after 'for' insert

'"tendered" there shall be substituted "admitted" and for'.

No. 51, in page 53, line 40, leave out from 'Schedule 3' to end of line 41 and insert

'the following shall be substituted for paragraph 2(a) (representative may make statement on behalf of corporation before examining justices)—

"(a) make before examining justices such representations as could be made by an accused who is not a corporation;".'

No. 52, in page 53, line 43, at end insert—