Commissions of Investigation Act 2004

Evidence given to commissions not admissible in certain proceedings.

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19.—(1) None of the following is admissible as evidence against a person in any criminal or other proceedings, except proceedings in relation to an offence against section 18 :

( a) a statement or admission made by the person to a commission or to a person appointed under section 8 ;

( b) a document given or sent to a commission pursuant to a direction or request of the commission to the person;

( c) a document specified in an affidavit of documents made by the person and given to a commission pursuant to a direction or request of the commission.

(2) Subsection (1) is not to be taken to limit in any way the application of section 45(3) to evidence received by a commission and made available to a tribunal under section 45(1) .