Parliamentary Evidence Act 1901 No 43
10 Administration of oath
(1) Every witness attending to give evidence before the Council,
Assembly, or a Committee of the Whole shall be sworn at the bar of the House;
and the customary oath shall be administered by the Clerk of the Parliaments
or Clerk of the Assembly, as the case may be (or in the Clerk’s absence
by the officer acting for the Clerk).
(2) Every witness attending to give evidence before a Committee other
than a Committee of the Whole shall be sworn by the Chair of such
(3) Provided that in any case where a witness, if examined before the
Supreme Court, would be permitted to make a solemn declaration or to give
evidence in any other way than upon oath, a witness summoned under this Act
shall be in like manner allowed to give evidence upon declaration or
otherwise, as aforesaid.