(1) A person served, as prescribed by this Act, with a witness summons to appear as a witness at an examination before the Chief Examiner must not, without reasonable excuse—
(a) fail to attend as required by the summons; or
(b) fail to attend from day to day unless excused, or released from further attendance, by the Chief Examiner.
(2) A person appearing as a witness before the Chief Examiner must not—
(a) at an examination, refuse or fail to answer a question that he or she is required to answer by the Chief Examiner; or
(b) without reasonable excuse, refuse or fail to produce a document or other thing that he or she was required to produce by the witness summons.
(3) A person who contravenes sub-section (1) or (2) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).
(4) A person does not contravene sub-section (2)(b) if under section 41 —
(a) the Chief Examiner withdraws the requirement to produce the document or other thing that the person was required to produce by the witness summons; or
(b) the person seals the document or other thing and gives it to the Chief Examiner.
(5) A person does not contravene sub-section (1) or (2) if the person is under the age of 16 years at the date of issue of the witness summons.