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Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1947

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3For the purpose of any proceedings under the Naval Discipline Act—

(a)where the person charged has surrendered himself into the custody of a naval, army or air force provost marshal, assistant provost marshal or other officer of His Majesty's forces, or has surrendered himself to any consular officer, or has on surrender been taken into custody at a police station in any place in any part of His Majesty's dominions, a certificate purporting to have been signed by that provost marshal, assistant provost marshal or other officer, or by that consular officer, or by the police officer in charge of that police station, as the case may be, and stating the fact, date and place of his surrender, and whether or not he was wearing the uniform of any of His Majesty's naval or marine forces at the time of his surrender, shall be evidence of the matters so stated ;

(b)where the person charged has been apprehended and has on arrest been taken into the custody of any such provost marshal, assistant provost marshal or other officer as aforesaid, or to any such police station as aforesaid, a certificate purporting to have been signed by that provost marshal, assistant provost marshal or other officer, or by the police officer in charge of that police station, as the case may be, and stating the fact, date and place of arrest, and whether or not he was wearing the uniform of any of His Majesty's naval or marine forces at the time of arrest, shall be evidence of the matters so stated.

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