Government Chemist 's CertifiGate (CAP. 192 1
THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST'S CERTIFICATE
Arrangement of Sections
1 . Short title.
2 . Interpretation.
3 . Certificate prim2 facie evidence at preliminary
4. Coroner's inquest.
GOVERNMENT CHEMIST'S CERTIFICATE
(15th April, 1908.)
1. This Act may be cited as the Government Short title.
Chemist's Certificate Act.
2. In this Act- Interpretation.
" government chemist" means the analytical and
agricultural chemist or the assistant chemist of
Antigua and Barbuda.
3. At any preliminary investigation held by a $ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ $
Magistrate into the facts which constitute an indictable preliminary
offeice, and which may necessitate the sending on of an inve"igati".
accused person for trial, such Magistrate may, for the pur-
pose of determining whether he shall dismiss the charge or
send on the accused person for trial, accept at that stage the
LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
2 CAP. 192) Government Chemist's Certificate
certificate of the government chemist purporting to be signed
by him as such, as prim2 facie evidence of the matters therein
contained, if it is otherwise proved that the bottle or other
vessel containing the food, viscera, or other matter or thing
analysed, and in respect of which the said certificate is given,
had its seals, or other fastenings uninjured, at the time the
same was delivered to the said chemist:
Provided that, if such accused person shall require that
the government chemist shall attend such preliminary
enquiry, the police and presiding Magistrate shall take the
necessary steps to procure his attendance:
Provided that such certificate shall not be received as
evidence at the trial of any accused person, and that at such
trial, if the evidence of the government chemist is considered
necessary he shall attend in the same way as any other
4. At any Coroner's inquest the Coroner may accept
as prim2 faze evidence of the matters contained, the certificate
of the government chemist, if the same purports to be signed
by such government chemist.