Taxi Regulation Act 2013

32.

Proof of foreign convictions

32. (1) In proceedings against a person for an offence under section 31 , the production to the court of a document that satisfies the condition referred to in subsection (2) and which purports to contain particulars of the conviction of that person for a corresponding offence (within the meaning of section 30(1) ) concerned in the other jurisdiction and of the act constituting the offence shall, unless the contrary is shown, be evidence of the matters stated in it.

(2) The condition mentioned in subsection (1)—

(a) is that the document (judicial notice of which shall be taken by court) concerned—

(i) purports to be signed or certified by a judge, magistrate or officer of the jurisdiction referred to in that subsection, and

(ii) is authenticated under oath of some witness or by being sealed with the official seal of a minister or secretary of state of that state,

and

(b) shall be regarded as being satisfied without proof of the signature or certification, and the authentication of it, that appears in or on the document.