PART I INTRODUCTORY
1.Title and commencement
3.Meaning of “sexual offence” and other references to offences
PART II SPECIAL MEASURES DIRECTIONS IN CASE OF VULNERABLE AND INTIMIDATED WITNESSES
4.Witnesses eligible for assistance on grounds of age or incapacity
5.Witnesses eligible for assistance on grounds of fear or distress about testifying
6.Special measures available to eligible witnesses
Special measures directions
7.Special measures direction relating to eligible witness
8.Further provisions about directions: general
9.Special provisions relating to child witnesses
10.Extension of provisions of Article 9 to certain witnesses over 17
11.Screening witness from accused
12.Evidence by live link
13.Evidence given in private
14.Removal of wigs and gowns
15.Video recorded evidence in chief
16.Video recorded cross-examination or re-examination
17.Examination of witness through intermediary
18.Aids to communication
19.Status of evidence given under this Part
20.Warning to jury
21.Interpretation etc. of Part II
PART 2A USE OF LIVE LINK FOR EVIDENCE OF CERTAIN ACCUSED PERSONS
21A.Live link directions
21B.Meaning and effect of live link.
PART III PROTECTION OF WITNESSES FROM CROSS-EXAMINATION BY ACCUSED IN PERSON
22.Complainants in proceedings for sexual offences
23.Child complainants and other child witnesses
Prohibition imposed by court
24.Direction prohibiting accused from cross-examining particular witness
25.Further provisions about directions under Article 24
Cross-examination on behalf of accused
26.Defence representation for purposes of cross-examination
27.Warning to jury
PART IV PROTECTION OF COMPLAINANTS IN PROCEEDINGS FOR SEXUAL OFFENCES
28.Restriction on evidence or questions about complainant's sexual history
29.Interpretation and application of Article 28
30.Procedure on applications under Article 28
PART V COMPETENCE OF WITNESSES AND CAPACITY TO BE SWORN
Competence of witnesses
31.Competence of witnesses to give evidence
32.Determining competence of witnesses
Giving of sworn or unsworn evidence
33.Determining whether witness to be sworn
34.Reception of unsworn evidence
35.Penalty for giving false unsworn evidence
PART VI RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF EVIDENCE
36.Inferences from silence not permissible where no prior access to legal advice
37.Removal of restriction on use of evidence from computer records
PART VII FINAL PROVISIONS
39.General supplementary provisions
40.Minor and consequential amendments, transitional provisions and repeals
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS
Interpretation (1) In this Schedule— “the 1989 Order” means the Police...
1.(1) In this Schedule— “the 1989 Order” means the Police...
Special measures under Part II
2.(1) A special measures direction may be given in relation...
Protection of witnesses from cross-examination by accused in person
3.Nothing in Part III applies in relation to proceedings instituted...
Protection of complainants in proceedings for sexual offences
4.(1) Nothing in Part IV applies in relation to continuing...
Competence of witnesses and capacity to be sworn
5.Nothing in Part V applies in relation to proceedings instituted...
Inferences from silence
6.The amendments made by Article 36— (a) apply only to...