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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963

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81 Evidence and general powers and rights of courts and commissions.E

(1)Any court or commission [F1exercising jurisdiction] under this Measure F2... shall have the same powers as the High Court in relation to the attendance and examination of witnesses and the production and inspection of documents.

[F3(2)If any person does or omits to do anything in connection with proceedings before, or with an order made by, such court or commission F4... which is in contempt of that court or commission by virtue of any enactment or which would, if the court or commission had been a court of law having power to commit for contempt, have been in contempt of that court, the judge or presiding judge of the court or the presiding member of the commission, as the case may be, may certify the act or omission under his hand to the High Court.

(3)On receiving a certificate under subsection (2) above the High Court may thereupon inquire into the alleged act or omission and after hearing any witnesses who may be produced against or on behalf of the person who is the subject of the allegation, and after hearing any statement that may be offered in defence, exercise the same jurisdiction and powers as if that person had been guilty of contempt of the High Court.

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