Commissions of Investigation Act 2004

Powers to establish rules and procedures relating to evidence and submissions.


15.—(1) A commission may, having regard to sections 11 to 14 and in particular the need to observe fair procedures, establish or adopt rules and procedures for—

(a) receiving and recording evidence, and

(b) receiving submissions.

(2) The rules and procedures of a commission may, among other things, specify—

(a) the form in which and the means by which evidence or submissions may be received by it, and

(b) the conditions subject to which evidence or submissions may be received by it by means of a live video link, a video recording, a sound recording or any other mode of transmission.

(3) Where a commission consists of more than one member, its rules and procedures may, among other things, provide that evidence may be given before a single member or before more than one but fewer than all the members.

(4) Evidence given under a provision of a commission's rules and procedures authorised by subsection (3) is considered to have been given to all the members of the commission.

(5) A commission shall make copies of its rules and procedures available to persons likely to be affected by them.