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310Admissibility of statementsE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)A statement made by a person in compliance with an information requirement is admissible in evidence in any proceedings, so long as it also complies with any requirements governing the admissibility of evidence in the circumstances in question.

(2)But in proceedings to which this subsection applies—

(a)no evidence relating to the statement may be adduced, and

(b)no question relating to it may be asked,

by or on behalf of the prosecution or (as the case may be) the Regulator, unless evidence relating to it is adduced, or a question relating to it is asked, in the proceedings by or on behalf of that person.

(3)Subsection (2) applies to—

(a)criminal proceedings in which that person is charged with a relevant offence, or

(b)proceedings as a result of which that person may be required to pay a financial penalty under or by virtue of—

(i)section 168 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48) (breach of regulations) or section 10 of the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26) (civil penalties), or

(ii)any provision in force in Northern Ireland corresponding to a provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (i).

(4)In this section—

  • information requirement” means any statement made in compliance with any duty imposed by or by virtue of—

    (a)

    section 64 (duties of trustees or managers to provide scheme return);

    (b)

    section 70 (duty to report breaches of the law);

    (c)

    section 72 (requirement to provide information to the Regulator);

    (d)

    section 75 (inspection of premises: powers of inspectors to examine etc);

    (e)

    section 78(2)(d) (power of inspector entering under warrant to require a person to provide an explanation of a document);

    (f)

    section 190 (information to be provided to the Board);

    (g)

    section 191 (notices requiring provision of information to the Board etc);

    (h)

    section 192 (entry of premises: powers of appointed persons to examine etc);

    (i)

    section 194(2)(d) (power of inspector entering under warrant to require a person to provide an explanation of a document);

    (j)

    section 209 (power to make order enabling PPF Ombudsman to obtain information, documents etc);

    (k)

    section 213 or 214 (disclosure of information on references made to PPF Ombudsman);

    (l)

    section 228 (failure to make payments in accordance with schedule of contributions);

    (m)

    paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 (power to make regulations enabling Regulator to summon persons to give evidence before it);

    (n)

    paragraph 11 of Schedule 4 (the Pensions Regulator Tribunal: evidence);

  • relevant offence” means any offence other than one under—

    (a)

    section 77 (neglect or refusal to provide information etc to the Regulator);

    (b)

    section 80 (providing false or misleading information to the Regulator);

    (c)

    section 193 (neglect or refusal to provide information etc to the Board);

    (d)

    section 195 (providing false or misleading information to the Board);

    (e)

    any provision in force in Northern Ireland corresponding to a provision mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d);

    (f)

    section 5 of the Perjury Act 1911 (c. 6) (false statements made otherwise than on oath);

    (g)

    section 44(2) of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 39) (false statements made otherwise than on oath);

    (h)

    Article 10 of the Perjury (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1714 (N.I. 19)).

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