section 540(5)

SECTION WORDING

540(5) Where the evidence is taken down by a stenographer appointed by the justice or pursuant to law, it need not be read to or signed by the witnesses, but, on request of the justice or of one of the parties, shall be transcribed, in whole or in part, by the stenographer and the transcript shall be accompanied by (a) an affidavit of the stenographer that it is a true report of the evidence; or (b) a certificate that it is a true report of the evidence if the stenographer is a duly sworn court stenographer.