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THE PARLIAMENT OR A COMMITTEE MAY REQUIRE A PERSON TO ATTEND AND GIVE EVIDENCE, ETC



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PART III - EVIDENCE
THE PARLIAMENT OR A COMMITTEE MAY REQUIRE A PERSON TO ATTEND AND GIVE EVIDENCE, ETC.
10. The Parliament or a committee may, subject to the provisions of sections 15 and 17, require any person to attend before the Parliament or the committee and to give evidence or to produce any paper, book, record or other document in his possession or under his control, or both to give evidence and to produce any paper, book, record or other document in his possession or under his control.
ISSUE OF SUMMONS TO ATTEND
11. (1) A requirement made under section 10 shall be notified to the person to whom it relates by a summons, in such form as may be prescribed, under the hand of the Clerk issued by the direction of the Speaker or, in the case of a committee, of the chairman thereof. Every such summons, if purporting to bear the signature of the Clerk, shall be deemed prima facie to be lawful and to be issued by the direction of the Speaker or the chairman of the committee, as the case may be.
(2) In every summons issued under the preceding subsection there shall be stated the time when and the place where the person summoned is required to attend, whether he is required to give evidence or not, and details of the documents, if any, which he is required to produce.
(3) A summons issued under subsection (1) shall be served on the person named therein by delivering to him a copy thereof; it may be served by an officer or by any police officer.
(4) A person who has served a summons issued under subsection (1) shall deliver to the Clerk within twenty-four hours after the service an affidavit of service made by him, and the Clerk shall file the affidavit.



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