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(1)If any person makes any statement which he knows to be false for the purpose of—
(a)procuring, whether for himself or any other person—
(i)the grant, variation or renewal of a firearm certificate; or
(ii)the grant of a permit under this Act; or
(iii)the entry of any place of business in a register of firearms dealers; or
(b)procuring the registration of himself or any other person as a firearms dealer;
he shall, for each offence, be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, or to both such imprisonment and fine.
(2)In any case where—
(a)a firearm certificate is revoked, or is cancelled by the court under subsection (1) of section eleven of the principal Act; or
(b)the name of a firearms dealer is removed from the register,
the chief officer of police revoking the certificate or removing the name, or, in the case of a cancellation of a firearm certificate, the chief officer of police by whom the certificate was granted, shall by notice in writing require the holder of the firearm certificate to surrender it, or the firearms dealer to surrender his certificate of registration, as the case may be, and if the holder or firearms dealer fails to do so within twenty-one days from the date of the notice, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds :
Provided that, where an appeal is brought against the revocation of a firearm certificate or the removal of a name from the register, this subsection shall not apply to that revocation or removal unless the appeal is abandoned or dismissed, and shall in that case have effect as if for the reference to the date of the notice there were substituted a reference to the date on which the appeal was abandoned or dismissed.
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