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Commissioners For Oaths Act 1889

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1 Appointment and powers of commissioners for oaths.E+W+S+N.I.

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(2)A commissioner for oaths may, F2 . . ., in England or elsewhere, administer any oath or take any affidavit for the purposes of any court or matter in England, including any of the ecclesiastical courts or jurisdictions, matters ecclesiastical, matters relating to applications for notarial faculties, and matters relating to the registration of any instrument, whether under an Act of Parliament or otherwise, and take any bail or recognizance in or for the purpose of any civil proceeding in the [F3Senior Courts]F3, . . . F4

(3)Provided that a commissioner for oaths shall not exercise any of the powers given by this section in any proceeding F5... in which he is interested.

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C1S. 1(1): functions of the Lord Chancellor transferred to the Secretary of State (19.8.2003) by The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/1887), arts. 4, 5, Sch. 1 (with art. 6)

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