48. (1) For the purposes of an inquest or inquiry, a Coroner may take evidence on oath or affirmation and, for that purpose—
(a) the Coroner may require a witness either to take an oath or to make an affirmation; and
(b) the Coroner, Registrar or other appropriate officer of the Court may administer an oath or affirmation to a witness.
(2) A Coroner may—
(a) require a witness to answer a question put to the witness; and
(b) where a person appears before a Coroner pursuant to a summons—require the person to give evidence or produce a document or thing specified in the summons.
(3) Except in relation to proceedings under Part VII, a record of evidence made for the purposes of an inquest or inquiry is not, by reason only that it is such a record, admissible in any court as evidence that any person made the depositions included in that record.