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(1) This section applies where a person is charged with an offence under section 11.
(2) Subsection (3) applies where a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent states in oral evidence that in his opinion the accused—
(a) belongs to an organisation which is specified, or
(b) belonged to an organisation at a time when it was specified.
(3) Where this subsection applies—
(a) the statement shall be admissible as evidence of the matter stated, but
(b) the accused shall not be committed for trial, be found to have a case to answer or be convicted solely on the basis of the statement.
(4) In this section “police officer” means a member of—
(a) a police force within the meaning of the Police Act 1996 or the Police (Scotland) Act 1967, or
(b) the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
To be appointed: see s 128.