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CORONERS ACT 1997 (NO. 57 OF 1997) - SECT 48


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.

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