55. Admissibility of hearsay evidence
(1) Evidence shall not be excluded on the ground that it is hearsay.
(2) In this Part —
(a) "hearsay" means a written or oral statement made otherwise than by a witness giving his own first-hand evidence in proceedings, which is tendered as evidence of the matters stated and which is relied on in Court to prove the truth of the matters stated; and
(b) references to hearsay include hearsay of whatever degree.
(3) Nothing in this Part affects the admissibility of evidence which would be admissible apart from this section.