Section 7: Restrictions on evidence relating to sexual offences
24.Section 7 substitutes a new section 274 for the one presently contained in the 1995 Act.
25.Subsection (1) of the new section creates a general rule that evidence or questioning falling within categories (a) to (d) is not admissible in sexual offence cases in respect of which the new section 288C of the 1995 Act applies. The prohibition will apply to the prosecution as well as the defence.
26.The prohibition applies to all offences covered by section 288C. Section 274 (2) contains relevant definitions.