Prohibition of reference to evidence without leave
56.—(1) No reference shall be made either directly or indirectly in any proceedings to the evidence, or any part of the evidence, of a witness whose evidence has been taken under rule 52 unless the party seeking to make such reference has made a motion to the court to that effect and that motion has been granted.
(2) The terms of any motion made under paragraph (1) and the grant or refusal of that motion by the court shall be noted by the clerk of court in the record of proceedings.
(3) On any such motion being granted—
(a)the judge may direct copies of the evidence to which he has granted leave to make reference to be provided to the jury by the party making the motion;
(b)the clerk of court shall read the record of that evidence to the jury and shall then record that fact in the record of proceedings.