Industrial Relations Act, 1990

Evidence of failure to attend sitting of Court.

56.—(1) A document purporting to be sealed with the seal of the Court stating that—

(a) the person named in the document was, by a summons under section 21 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1946 , summoned to attend as a witness before the Court on a day and at a place specified in the document,

(b) a sitting of the Court was held on that day and at that place, and

(c) the said person made default in attending the Court in pursuance of the summons,

shall, in a prosecution against the person so named for the alleged default, be received in evidence of the matters so stated without further proof.

(2) Section 18 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1946 , shall apply to a document to which subsection (1) relates.