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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 April 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 04:08)
367A Evidence of analysts
(1) A certificate of an authorised analyst stating the result of an analysis or examination is admissible in evidence in any legal proceedings as evidence of the facts stated in the certificate and the correctness of the result of the analysis or examination.(2) A certificate of an authorised analyst that, on receipt of a container containing a sample submitted to the analyst by an authorised officer or any other person, the container was sealed and the seal securing the container was unbroken is admissible in evidence in any legal proceedings as evidence:(a) of the facts stated in the certificate, and(b) that the sample was the same sample as the one obtained by the authorised officer or other person, and(c) that the sample had not been tampered with before it was received by the analyst.(3) For the purposes of this section, a document purporting to be a certificate under this section is, unless the contrary is proved, to be taken to be such a certificate.