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The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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35.—(1) A person is guilty of an offence if, for the purpose of obtaining a jobseeker’s allowance (whether for himself or for some other person) or for any other purpose connected with this Order, he—

(a)makes a statement or representation which he knows to be false; or

(b)produces or furnishes, or knowingly causes or knowingly allows to be produced or furnished, any document or information which he knows to be false in a material particular.

(2) A person is guilty of an offence if he—

(a)intentionally delays or obstructs an inspector in the exercise of any power under Article 34; or

(b)refuses or neglects to answer any question or to furnish any information or to produce any document when required to do so under that Article.

(3) Regulations under Article 29 may provide for contravention of any of their provisions to be an offence.

(4) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both.

(5) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (2), or under any regulations made under Article 29, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(6) A person who is convicted of an offence under paragraph (2)(b)—

(a)is guilty of a further offence if the refusal or neglect is continued by him after his conviction; and

(b)shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £40 for each day on which it is continued.

(7) A person who is convicted of an offence of contravening any regulations under Article 29 (“the original offence”)—

(a)is guilty of a further offence if the contravention is continued by him after his conviction, and

(b)shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £40 for each day on which the contravention is continued, if regulations provide for this paragraph to apply in relation to the original offence.

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