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Part IIIE+W Other Provisions about Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

32 Evidence through television links.E+W

(1) A person other than the accused may give evidence through a live television link [F1in proceedings to which subsection (1A) below applies] if—

(a)the witness is outside the United Kingdom; F2. . .

(b)F3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

but evidence may not be so given without the leave of the court.

[F4(1A)This subsection applies—

(a)to trials on indictment, appeals to the criminal division of the Court of Appeal and hearings of references under [F5section 9 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995]]; and

(b)to proceedings in youth courts [F6, appeals to the Crown Court arising out of such proceedings and hearings of references under section 11 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 so arising].

(2)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)A statement made on oath by a witness outside the United Kingdom and given in evidence through a link by virtue of this section shall be treated for the purposes of section 1 of the M1Perjury Act 1911 as having been made in the proceedings in which it is given in evidence.

(3A)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3B)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3C)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3D)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3E)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)Without prejudice to the generality of any enactment conferring power to make [F8Criminal Procedure Rules] , such rules may make such provision as appears to the [F9Criminal Procedure Rule Committee] to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of this section.

(5)F10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F2S. 32(1)(b) and word preceding it repealed (24.7.2002 for specified purposes and otherwise 6.12.2006) by 1999 c. 23, ss. 67, 68(3), Sch. 6 (with Sch. 7 paras. 3(2), 5(2)); S.I. 2002/1739, art. 2(g)(iii)); S.I. 2006/2885, art. 2(b)(vii)(aa)

F3S. 32(1)(b) and word preceding it repealed (24.7.2002 for certain specified purposes otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 23, ss. 67, 68(3), Sch. 6 (with Sch. 7 paras. 3(2), 5(2)); S.I. 2002/1739, art. 2(g)(iii)

F5Words in s. 32(1A)(a) substituted (31.3.1997) by 1995 c. 35, s. 29(1), Sch. 2 , para. 16(2)(a); S.I. 1997/402, art. 3

F7S. 32(2)(3A)-(3E)(6) repealed (24.7.2002 for specified purposes and otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 23, ss. 67, 68(3), Sch. 6 (with Sch. 7 paras. 3(2), 5(2)); S.I. 2002/1739, art. 2(g)(iii))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 32(1)(1)(b)(2)(a)-(c)(3) applied (with modifications) (8.3.1993) by S.I. 1993/244, art. 2

C2S. 32(1)(3) applied (with modifications) (31.10.2009) by The Court Martial Appeal Court (Evidence) Order (S.I. 2009/2569), {art. 3}

Commencement Information

I1S. 32 partly in force; s. 32 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 171; s. 32 except subsections (1)(a)(3) in force at 5.1.1989 by 1988/2073, art. 2, Sch.; s. 32(1)(a)(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.9.2004 by S.I. 2004/2167, art. 2 (subject to art. 3)

Marginal Citations