S. 47(1) amended by No. 49/2012 s. 3.
(1) Subject to subsection (3), a statement referred to in section 41 which the informant intends to tender at the hearing of the charge if the accused does not appear must be—
(a) in the form of an affidavit; or
(b) signed by the person making the statement and contain an acknowledgment signed in the presence of a person referred to in Schedule 3 that the statement is true and correct and is made in the belief that a person making a false statement in the circumstances is liable to the penalties of perjury; or
(c) in a form, and attested to in a manner, prescribed by the rules of court.
(2) If a person under the age of 18 years makes a statement which the informant intends to tender as mentioned in subsection (1), the statement must include the person's age.
(3) If a person who cannot read makes a statement which the informant intends to tender as mentioned in subsection (1)—
(a) the statement must be read to the person before he or she signs it; and
(b) the acknowledgment must state that the statement was read to the person before he or she signed it.
S. 47(4) repealed by No. 68/2009 s. 9(e).
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Note to s. 47(4) repealed by No. 68/2009 s. 9(f).
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Note to s. 47 inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 9(g).
Section 414 provides for acknowledgment of false statements.