Inland Fisheries Act 2010

27.

Certificate evidence concerning delegation of functions.

27.— (1) In any legal proceedings, a certificate that—

( a) is signed by the chairperson,

( b) states that a specified function of IFI was on a specified date delegated to the chief executive, and

( c) states that the delegation of the function remained in force on a specified date, is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof of the matters stated in the certificate.

(2) In any legal proceedings, a certificate that—

( a) is signed by the chief executive or by an employee who has sub-delegated a function delegated to him or her under section 25 ,

( b) states that a specified function of the chief executive was on a specified date delegated or sub-delegated, as the case may be, in accordance with section 25 , to a specified employee of IFI,

( c) states that the delegation or sub-delegation of the function remained in force on a specified date, and

( d) specifies the limitations, if any, imposed on the delegation or sub-delegation,

is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof of the matters stated in the certificate.

(3) A certificate referred to in subsection (1) or (2) that appears to be signed by the chairperson, the chief executive or the employee concerned (as the case may be) is admissible in any proceedings as evidence of the matters stated in the certificate without proof of his or her signature.