In the UK:
“Allegations of perjury
Such allegations may be brought to the attention of the Service as a result of testimony in court (refer to Procedure, below in this section).
The final decision as to whether a prosecution will be brought is that of the CPS. Section 9 Perjury Act 1911 which empowered judges to order perjury prosecutions, was repealed by Section 28 Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.”
- The defendant made a false statement.
- The defendant made the false statement while under oath.
- The false statement was material or relevant to the proceeding.
- The defendant made the statement with knowledge of its falsity.
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