110 Failing to answer witness summons


Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 who, having been summoned to attend to give evidence before the Tribunal or to produce to the Tribunal any document or thing, without reasonable cause,—


fails to attend in accordance with the summons; or


refuses to promise to tell the truth, or refuses to give evidence, or refuses to answer any question that the person is lawfully required by the Tribunal to answer concerning the subject of the proceedings; or


fails to produce any such document or thing lawfully required to be produced.


No person who is summoned shall be convicted of an offence against subsection (1) unless at the time of the service of the summons, or at some other reasonable time before the date on which that person was required to attend, there has been paid or tendered to that person a sum for travelling expenses according to the scale for the time being prescribed.

Section 110(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 110(1): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 73 of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 95).