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5(1)Section 27 of the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969 (admissibility of records as evidence) is amended as follows.E+W+S
(2)For subsection (2) substitute—
“(2)In subsection (1) of this section—
“document” means anything in which information of any description is recorded;
“copy”, in relation to a document, means anything onto which information recorded in the document has been copied, by whatever means and whether directly or indirectly; and
“statement” means any representation of fact, however made.”.
(3)In subsection (4)(b), for the words from “for the references” to the end substitute “ for the definitions of ’ “ document”, “copy” and “statement” there were substituted “document” and “statement” have the same meanings as in section 17(3) of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968, and the reference to a copy of a document shall be construed in accordance with section 17(4) of that Act, but nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as limiting to civil proceedings the references to proceedings in subsection (1)’. ”.
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