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SCHEDULE 2U.K.Evidence given by television link or telephone

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Part 1U.K.Evidence given by television link

Securing attendance of witnessesU.K.

1The nominated court has the like powers for securing the attendance of the witness to give evidence through the link as it has for the purpose of proceedings before the court.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 2 para. 1 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

2In Scotland the nominated court has power to issue a warrant to officers of law to cite the witness for the purpose of securing his attendance to give evidence through the link, and section 156 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) applies in relation to the witness if so cited.

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 2 para. 2 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

Conduct of hearingU.K.

3The witness is to give evidence in the presence of the nominated court.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 2 para. 3 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

4The nominated court is to establish the identity of the witness.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 2 para. 4 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

5The nominated court is to intervene where it considers it necessary to do so to safeguard the rights of the witness.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 2 para. 5 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

6The evidence is to be given under the supervision of the court of the country concerned.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 2 para. 6 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

7The evidence is to be given in accordance with the laws of that country and with any measures for the protection of the witness agreed between the Secretary of State and the authority in that country which appears to him to have the function of entering into agreements of that kind.

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 2 para. 7 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

8Rules of court under section 49 must make provision for the use of interpreters.

Commencement Information

I8Sch. 2 para. 8 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

Privilege of witnessU.K.

9(1)The witness cannot be compelled to give any evidence which he could not be compelled to give in criminal proceedings in the part of the United Kingdom in which the nominated court exercises jurisdiction.U.K.

(2)The witness cannot be compelled to give any evidence if his doing so would be prejudicial to the security of the United Kingdom.

(3)A certificate signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of State or, where the court is in Scotland, the Lord Advocate to the effect that it would be so prejudicial for that person to do so is to be conclusive evidence of that fact.

(4)The witness cannot be compelled to give any evidence in his capacity as an officer or servant of the Crown.

(5)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (4) are without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

Commencement Information

I9Sch. 2 para. 9 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

Record of hearingU.K.

10Rules of court under section 49 must make provision—

(a)for the drawing up of a record of the hearing,

(b)for sending the record to the external authority.

Commencement Information

I10Sch. 2 para. 10 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

Part 2U.K.Evidence given by telephone

Notification of witnessU.K.

11The nominated court must notify the witness of the time when and the place at which he is to give evidence by telephone.

Commencement Information

I11Sch. 2 para. 11 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

Conduct of hearingU.K.

12The nominated court must be satisfied that the witness is willingly giving evidence by telephone.

Commencement Information

I12Sch. 2 para. 12 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

13The witness is to give evidence in the presence of the nominated court.

Commencement Information

I13Sch. 2 para. 13 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

14The nominated court is to establish the identity of the witness.

Commencement Information

I14Sch. 2 para. 14 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

15The evidence is to be given under the supervision of the court of the participating country.

Commencement Information

I15Sch. 2 para. 15 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

16The evidence is to be given in accordance with the laws of that country.

Commencement Information

I16Sch. 2 para. 16 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

17Rules of court under section 49 must make provision for the use of interpreters.

Commencement Information

I17Sch. 2 para. 17 in force at 26.4.2004 by S.I. 2004/786, art. 3

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