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London Hackney Carriage Act 1831

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LXVIIPenalty on Witnesses neglecting to attend or refusing to give Evidence, 5l.

And be it enacted, That if any Person who shall be summoned as a Witness to give Evidence before any Justice of the Peace touching the Matters alleged in or relating to any Information, Complaint, or other Proceeding depending before such Justice under the Authority of this Act, shall neglect or refuse to appear before such Justice at the Time and Place to be for that Purpose appointed without a reasonable Excuse to be allowed by such Justice, or if any Person so summoned shall appear, but shall refuse to be examined and give Evidence before such Justice touching the Matters aforesaid, every Person so offending shall forfeit Five Pounds.

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