False written statements tendered in evidenceN.I.
4.—(1) Any person who in a written statement tendered in evidence in criminal proceedings by virtue of—
(a)section 1 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 [1968 c.28] , or
[F1(b)Article 33 of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981]
wilfully makes a statement material in those proceedings which he knows to be false, or does not believe to be true, shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) Any person who in a written statement made in Northern Ireland and tendered in evidence in the Republic of Ireland in any criminal proceedings wilfully makes a statement material in those proceedings which he knows to be false, or does not believe to be true, shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to a fine, or to both.
(4) This Article is without prejudice to Article 3, and paragraph (1) applies whether the written statement is made in Northern Ireland, Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland.
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