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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 30: False statements etc

112.Section 26(1)(c) of the 1971 Act provides that a person is guilty of an offence if, on examination under Schedule 2 to that Act or otherwise, he makes or causes to be made to an immigration officer, or other person lawfully acting in the execution of that Act, a return, statement or representation which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true. This section extends this provision so that it covers such statements or representations made to a person acting in the execution of certain other immigration legislation. It will remain a summary offence punishable with a fine of not more than level 5 on the standard scale or with imprisonment for not more than six months, or with both.

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