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5.—(1) The provisions of sections 1 to 3 above shall have effect in relation to the obtaining of evidence for the purposes of criminal proceedings as they have effect in relation to the obtaining of evidence for the purposes of civil proceedings except that—
(a)paragraph (a) of section 1 above shall apply only to a court or tribunal exercising jurisdiction in a country or territory outside the Sovereign Base Areas;
(b)paragraph (b) of that section shall apply only to proceedings which have been instituted; and
(c)no order under section 2 above shall make provision otherwise than for the examination of witnesses, either orally or in writing, or for the production of documents.
(2) In its application by virtue of subsection (1) above, section 3(1)(a) and (b) above shall have effect as if for the words “civil proceedings” there were substituted the words “criminal proceedings”.
(3) Nothing in this section applies in the case of criminal proceedings of a political character.
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