450. Hearsay evidence.

450.     Hearsay evidence.

Where a party to trial or appeal proceedings proposes to adduce a hearsay statement1, or (in the case of a defendant) to cross-examine a witness with a view to eliciting evidence of such a statement2, on the basis that the statement is admissible by virtue of the specified provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, 3he must serve on the court administration officer4 and all other parties to the proceedings a notice to that effect5. Where a party serves a notice under the previous provision in relation to