Evidence Act 1976

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Published: 2012-09-01

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Evidence Act 1976

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EVIDENCE ACT 1976

Evidence Act 1976 Index


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EVIDENCE ACT 1976

Index Section Page

1 Admissibility, etc, of copies of UK legislation applied with modifications
to the Island ..................................................................................................................... 5
2 Admissibility, etc, of certain copies of public documents ........................................ 5
3 Application of sections 1 and 2 ..................................................................................... 5
4 Annual volumes and volumes of revised edition of the statutes to be
admissible in evidence ................................................................................................... 6
5 [Amends section 2 of the Evidence Act 1965.] .............................................................. 6
6 Saving ............................................................................................................................... 6
7 Short title and construction and citation ..................................................................... 6
ENDNOTES 7

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 7
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 7
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 7

Evidence Act 1976 Section 1


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EVIDENCE ACT 1976

Received Royal Assent: 23 July 1976
Passed: 19 October 1976
Commenced: 19 October 1976
AN ACT
to make further provision in the law relating to evidence, and for
connected purposes.
1 Admissibility, etc, of copies of UK legislation applied with

modifications to the Island

Where any provision of any Act of Parliament, or any provision of any
instrument of a legislative character made under any Act of Parliament, is
applied or extended to the Island (with or without exceptions, adaptations or
modifications), a copy of any such provision purporting to be published by or
under the authority of the Attorney General shall be admissible in evidence in
all courts in the Island and shall, until the contrary is proved, be evidence of the
contents thereof.
2 Admissibility, etc, of certain copies of public documents

A copy of any public document purporting to be contained in a Government
Circular or Statutory Document or otherwise purporting to have been published
or printed by authority shall be admissible in evidence in all courts in the Island
and shall, until the contrary is proved, be evidence of the contents thereof.1

3 Application of sections 1 and 2

Sections 1 and 2 of this Act shall apply in relation to copies of provisions of Acts
of Parliament or instruments of a legislative character, or of public documents,
whether published before or after this Act comes into operation.
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4 Annual volumes and volumes of revised edition of the statutes to be

admissible in evidence

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Any Act, contained in any annual volume of the statutes or in any volume of the
revised edition of the statutes (whether published before or after the
commencement of this Act) purporting to be printed by authority shall, until the
contrary is proved, be treated as a copy of an Act to which section 17 of the
Evidence Act 1871 (admission in evidence of Acts of Parliament and of Tynwald)
applies.
5 [Amends section 2 of the Evidence Act 1965.]

6 Saving

Nothing in this Act shall prejudice the provisions of any other enactment
relating to the admissibility in evidence, or mode of proof, of any document.
7 Short title and construction and citation

(1) This Act may be cited as the Evidence Act 1976 and shall be construed as
one with the Evidence Acts 1871 to 1965, and those Acts and this Act
may be cited together as the Evidence Acts 1871 to 1976.
(2) This Act shall come into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has
been by the Governor announced to Tynwald and a copy thereof has
been signed by the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys.
Evidence Act 1976 Endnotes


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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
S 2 amended by Statute Law Revision Act 1992 Sch 1.