481. Offences of misbehaviour in court etc.

481.     Offences of misbehaviour in court etc.

The Court Martial1, the Summary Appeal Court2 and the Service Civilian Court3 all have jurisdiction to deal with any person ('the offender') who at a time when he is in the United Kingdom4, or outside the United Kingdom but is a person subject to service law5 or a civilian subject to service discipline6: (1) refuses to take an oath or make an affirmation when duly required by the court to do so; (2) when a witness, refuses to answer any question which the court has lawfully required him to answer;