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2Power of Registrar to summon witnesses.N.I.

(1)The Registrar may, by summons under the seal of the[F1 Land Registry] require the attendance of any person whom he may consider to be necessary, in connection with any matter relating to registration under this Act, for examination under this section and may, by like summons, require any person to produce for his inspection any document in his custody or under his control relating to that matter[F1 (and may do so notwithstanding that any such document is subject to a lien)].

(2)The Registrar may, by like summons, require any person having the custody of any map, survey, record or book made or kept in pursuance of any statutory provision to produce the map, survey, record or book for his inspection.

(3)The Registrar may examine on oath or otherwise any person appearing before him, and may accordingly administer an oath.

(4)The Registrar may allow to any person summoned by him pursuant to subsection (1) or (2) the reasonable expenses of his attendance.

(5)Any expenses allowed pursuant to subsection (4) shall be deemed to be costs incurred in or about proceedings for registration, and may be dealt with in such manner as may be prescribed.

(6)If any person, after being served with a summons under subsection (1) or (2), or with a copy thereof, and after having had tender made to him of the travelling and subsistence expenses, if any, to which he is entitled, wilfully neglects or refuses—

(a)to attend, or to produce any document, in pursuance of the summons under subsection (1); or

(b)to produce any map, survey, record or book which he may be required to produce pursuant to the summons under subsection (2); or

(c)to answer on oath or otherwise any questions lawfully put to him by the Registrar;

he shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on summary conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding[F2 level 3 on the standard scale].