Evidence in proceedings

(1) The Commission, the Appeal Panel, an Appeal Committee, their members and anyone acting for or under the direction of the Commission shall not give or be compelled to give evidence in a court or in any other proceedings in respect of any information obtained in performing their duties or exercising their powers or functions under this Act, except —
(a) in a prosecution for perjury or for the furnishing of false information;
(b) in a prosecution for an offence under this Act; or
(c) in an application for judicial review or an appeal from a decision with respect to such an application.
(2) Subsection (1) applies also in respect of evidence of the existence of proceedings conducted before the Commission.