124 Credibility

124  Credibility

(1)     This section applies if in criminal proceedings—

(a)     a statement not made in oral evidence in the proceedings is admitted as evidence of a matter stated, and

(b)     the maker of the statement does not give oral evidence in connection with the subject matter of the statement.

(2)     In such a case—

(a)     any evidence which (if he had given such evidence) would have been admissible as relevant to his credibility as a witness is so admissible in the proceedings;

(b)     evidence may with the court's leave be given of any matter which (if he had given such evidence)

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