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Bankers Books (Evidence) Act 1949

Bankers Books (Evidence) Act 1949

Subject to this Act, a copy of any entry in a banker’s book shall in all legal proceedings be received as prima facie evidence of such entry and of the matters, transactions and accounts therein recorded.

Proof that book is a banker’s book
(1) A copy of an entry in a banker’s book shall not be received in evidence under this Act unless it is first proved that the book was, at the time of the making of the entry, one of the ordinary books of the bank, and that the entry was made in the usual and ordinary course of business, and that the book is in the custody or control of the bank.

(2) Such proof may be given by an officer of the bank, and may be given orally or by an affidavit sworn before any magistrate or person authorized to take affidavits.