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Evidence

19.—(1) In any application or appeal under this Order—

(a)the fact that a person has been convicted of an offence by or before any court in the British Islands shall be admissible in evidence for the purpose of proving the acts, omissions or conduct on which the conviction was based, whether he was so convicted upon a plea of guilty or otherwise, but no conviction other than a subsisting conviction shall be admissible in evidence;

(b)in which a person is proved to have been convicted of an offence by or before any court in the British Islands—

(i)he shall be taken to have been guilty of the acts, omissions or conduct on which the conviction was based, except in so far as the contrary is proved; and

(ii)without prejudice to the reception of any other admissible evidence for the purpose of identifying the acts, omis-sions or conduct on which the conviction was based, the contents of any document which is admissible as evidence of the conviction shall be admissible in evidence for that purpose.

(2) In paragraph (1)—