Serious Fraud Office Act 1990

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28 Admissibility of self-incriminating statements

(1)

A self-incriminating statement made orally by a person (whether or not the statement is recorded in writing) in the course of answering any question, or supplying any information, or producing any document, or providing any explanation, as required pursuant to section 5 or section 9, may be used in evidence against that person only in a prosecution for an offence where the person gives evidence inconsistent with the statement.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1), any statement made in relation to—

(a)

a refusal or failure to answer any question, supply any information, produce any document, provide any explanation, or comply with any other requirement may be used in evidence against that person in any prosecution for any offence under section 45(d) arising from that refusal or failure:

(b)

the answering of any question in a way that is false or misleading in a material particular, or the supply of any information, or the production of any document, or the providing of any explanation that is false or misleading in a material particular, may be used in evidence against that person in any prosecution for any offence under section 45(e) arising from that act.