Royal Commissions Act 1923 No 29
9 Oath or affirmation
(1) Any of the commissioners may administer an oath to any person
appearing as a witness before the commission, whether the witness has been
summoned or appears without being summoned, and may examine the witness upon
(2) Where any witness to be examined before the commission
conscientiously objects to take an oath the witness may make an affirmation
that the witness conscientiously objects to take an oath, and that the witness
will state the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, to all
questions that may be put to the witness.
(3) An affirmation so made shall be of the same force and effect, and
shall entail the same liabilities as an oath.