Companies Act 2014

881.

Admissibility in evidence of certain matters

881. (1) Where an answer is given by an individual to a question put to that individual in the exercise of powers conferred by any of the provisions specified in subsection (2), that answer—

(a) may be used in evidence against that individual in any civil proceedings,

(b) shall not be used in evidence against that individual in any criminal proceedings except a prosecution for perjury in respect of an answer given.

(2) The provisions referred to in subsection (1) are the following:

(a) sections 753 to 757 ;

(b) sections 753 , 756 and 757 as applied by section 765 ;

(c) rules made in respect of the winding up of companies (whether by the court or voluntarily) by the rule making authority referred to in section 564 .

(3) A statement required by section 593

(a) may be used in evidence, in any civil proceedings, against any individual who makes or concurs in the making of the statement,

(b) shall not be used in evidence against that individual in any criminal proceedings except a prosecution for perjury in respect of any matter contained in the statement.

(4) A document purporting to be a copy of a report of an inspector appointed under Part 13 shall be admissible in any civil proceedings as evidence—

(a) of the facts set out in it without further proof, unless the contrary is shown, and

(b) of the opinion of the inspector in relation to any matter contained in the report.