83. False Evidence

(1) If any person lawfully sworn as a witness or as an interpreter in a judicial proceeding wilfully makes a statement material in that proceeding, which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true, he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 8 on the standard fines scale.
(2) Where a statement, made for the purposes of a judicial proceeding, is not made before the Court or tribunal itself, but is made on oath before a person authorised by law to administer an oath to the person making the statement, and to record or authenticate the statement, it shall, for the purposes of this section, be treated as having been made in a judicial proceeding.
(3) The question whether a statement on was material is a question of law to be determined by the Court.