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Perjury Act 1911

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ScheduleEnactments Repealed

Session and Chapter.Title or Short Title.Extent of Repeal.
32 Hen. 8. c. 9.Agenst maintenaunee and embracery byeng of titles, &c.In section three, the words " or " suborne any witnes by tres, " rewardis, promises, or by " any other sinistre labour or " meanes," and the words " or " to the procurement or occasion of any manner of pjury " by false verdict or otherwise."
5 Eliz. c. 9.An Act for the Punyshement of suche persones as shall procure or comit any wyllfiu Perjurye.The whole Act.
1 Ann. stat. 2. o. 9.An Act for punishing of Accessories to feloneys and Receivers of stolen Goods, and to prevent the wilful burning and destroying of Ships.Section three from "and if convicted " to the end of the section.
12 Geo. 1. o. 29.The Frivolous Arrests Act, 1725.In section four, the words " or of " wilful and corrupt perjury or " of subornation of perjury."
2 Geo. 2. o. 25.The Perjury Act, 1728The whole Act.
24 Geo. 3. sess. 2. e. 25.The East India Company Act, 1781.Section seventy-five from " and if any such witness" to the end of the section.
42 Geo. 3. c. 85.The Criminal Jurisdiction Act, 1802.Section five.
42 Geo. 3. c. 116.The Land Tax Redemption Act, 1802.Section one hundred and ninety-three.
48 Geo. 3. c. 149.The Probate and Legacy Duties Act, 1808.Section thirty-seven from " and if " any person or persons making " any such affidavit" to the end of the section.
54 Geo. 3. c. 159.The Harbours Act, 1814.Section twenty-five.
56 Geo. 3. c. 46.The Civil List Audit Act, 1816.Section eleven.
1 & 2 Geo. 4. c 121.The Commissariat Accounts Act, 1821.Section twenty-eight.
3 Geo. 4. c. 114.The Hard Labour Act, 1822.In section one, the words " wilful " and corrupt perjury or of " subornation of perjury."
7 Geo. 4. c. 16.The Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals Act. 1826.Section twenty-eight.
7 Geo. 4. c. 46.The Country Bankers Act, 1826.Section eighteen from " and if any such secretary" to the end of the section.
7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 53.The Excise Management Act, 1827.Section thirty-one.
10 Geo. 4. c. 24.The Government Annuities Act, 1829,Section forty-four.
10 Geo. 4. c. 50.The Crown Lands Act, 1829.Section eighty-three.
1 Will. 4. c. 22.The Evidence on Commission Act, 1831.Section seven from " and if upon such oath or affirmation " to the end of the section.
2 & 3 Will. 4. c. 53.The Army Prize Money Act, 1832.

Section forty-five.

In section forty-six, the words " the " offence of taking a false oath " or suborning any person so to " do or."

Section forty-nine from "or shall knowingly take a false oath . . ."

to " other military service."

3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 41.The Judicial Committee Act, 1833.Section nine from " and every such witness" to the end of the section.
3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 49.The Quakers and Moravians Act, 1833.Section one from " and if any such person" to "notwithstanding."
5 &6 WU1. 4. c. 62.The Statutory Declarations Act, 1835.

Section five.

Section twelve from " and all and every" to the end of the section.

Section eighteen from " and if any declaration" to the end of the section.

Section twenty-one.

6 & 7 "Will. 4. c. 71.The Tithe Act, 1836Section ninety-three from the beginning of the section to " penalties of perjury, and ".
6 & 7 Will. 4. c. 86.The Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1836.Section forty-one.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 77.The Quakers and Moravians Act, 1838.Section one from " and if any such person" to "are or shall be subject."
1 & 2 Yict. c. 105.The Oaths Act, 1838In section one, the word " either" and the words "or a witness or a deponent" and from " and every such person" to the end of the section.
2 & 3 Vict. c. 71.The Metropolitan Police Courts Act, 1839.Section twenty-three.
3 & 4 Vict. c. 18.The Tobacco Act, 1840Section ten from "and if such declaration " to the end of the section.
3 & 4 Vict. c. 72.The Marriage Act, 1840Section four.
3 & 4 Vict. c. 86.The Church Discipline Act, 1840.Section eighteen from " and every such witness " to the end of the section.
3 & 4 Vict. c. 97.The Railway Regulation Act, 1840.Section four.
5 & 6 Vict. c. 29.The Pentonville Prison Act, 1842.Section twenty-seven.
5 & 6 Vict. c. 35.The Income Tax Act, 1842.Section one hundred and eighty.
5 & 6 Vict. c. 38.The Quarter Sessions Act, 1842.

In section one, the following words:—

" 6. Perjury and subornation of " perjury:

" 7. Making or suborning any " other person to make a false " oath, affirmation, or declaration, " punishable as perjury or as a " misdemeanour: "

6 & 7 Vict. c 18.The Parliamentary Voters Registration Act, 1843.

In section forty-one, the words " and every person taking any " oath or affirmation under this " Act who shall wilfully swear or " affirm falsely shall be guilty of " perjury."

In section eighty-one, the words " and if any person shall wilfully " make a false answer to either of " the questions aforesaid he shall " be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall and may be " indicted and punished accordingly."

8 & 9 Vict. c. 18.The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845.Section one hundred and forty-nine.
8 & 9 Vict. c. 20.The Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 184KSection one hundred and sixty.
8 & 9 Vict. c. 118.The Inclosure Act, 1845.In section one hundred and sixty-four, the words "shall wilfully " give false evidence, or shall " make or subscribe a false declaration for the purposes of " this Act, or".
10 & 11 Vict. c. 14.The Markets and Fairs Clauses Act, 1847.Section fifty-seven.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 15.The Gas "Works Clauses Act, 1847.Section forty-four.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 16.The Commissioners Clauses Act, 1847.Sections thirteen and one hundred and eight.
10 & 11 Vict. G. 17.The "Waterworks Clauses Act, 1847.Section eighty-nine.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 27.The Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act, 1847.Section ninety-six.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 34.The Towns Improvement Clauses Act, 1847.Section two hundred and thirteen.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 65.The Cemeteries Clauses Act, 1847.Section sixty-five
10 & 11 Vict. c. 69.The House of Commons Costs Taxation Act, 1847.Section five from " and any person " to the end of the section.
10 & 11 Vict. c 89.The Town Police Clauses Act, 1847.Section seventy-six.
10 & 11 Vict. c 109.The Poor Law Board Act, 1847.Section twenty-six from the beginning of the section to " penalties of perjury; and ".
11 & 12 Tic c. 46.The Criminal Procedure Act, 1848.Section four from "both with regard " to "and otherwise."
12 & 13 Vic c. 45.The Quarter Sessions Act, 1849.Section ten from " both with regard" to "and otherwise."
12&13Vici c. 78.The House of Lords Costs Taxation Act, 1849.Section five from " and any person " to the end of the section.
14 & 15 Vict c. 100.The Criminal Procedure Act, 1851.

In section one, the words " both with " respect to the liability of witnesses to be prosecuted for " perjury and otherwise."

Sections nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, and twenty-two.

15 & 16 Vict c. 56.The Pharmacy Act, 1852.Section sixteen from " shall wilfully " to " under this Act or ".
15 & 16 Vict c. 57.The Election Commissioners Act, 1852.Section thirteen.
16 & 17 Vict. c. 45.The Government Annuities Act, 1853.Section thirty-two.
16 & 17 Vict. c. 137.The Charitable Trusts Act, 1853.Section thirteen.
19 & 20 Vict. c. 54.The Grand Juries Act, 1856.In section one, the words " and " every person taking any oath " or affirmation in support of " any bill of indictment who " shall wilfully swear or affirm " falsely shall be deemed guilty " of perjury."
19 & 20 Vict. c. 113.The Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act, 1856.Section three from " and if upon such oath ..." to the end of the section.
19 & 20 Vict. c. 119.The Marriage and Registration Act, 1856.Section two from "and every person who shall knowingly" to the end of the section: and section eighteen.
20 & 21 Vict. c. 85.The Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857.Section fifty.
21 & 22 Vict. c. 78.The Parliamentary Witnesses Act, 1858.Section three.
21 & 22 Vict. c. 90.The Medical Act, 1858Section thirty-nine.
22 Vict. c. 20.The Evidence by Commission Act, 1859.Section two.
22 & 23 Vict. c. 17.The Vexatious Indictments Act, 1859.In section one, the words " perjury, subornation of perjury."
24 & 25 Vict. C 10.The Admiralty Court Act, 1861.Section twenty-six from " and any person" to the end of the section.
24 & 25 Vict. c. 53.The University Elections Act, 1861.In section five, the words "falsely " making any such declaration as " aforesaid, or such declaration " as is contained in the Schedule, " or," and the words " and any " person wilfully making a false " answer to any question put to " him by the returning or other " officer as herein-before provided ".
25 & 26 Vict. c. 53.The Land Registry Act, 1862.In section one hundred and five, the words " make or assist or join in or be privy to the making of " any material false statement or " representation, or ".
25 & 26 Vict. c. 67.The Declaration of Title Act, 1862.In section forty-four, the words " make or assist or join in or be " privy to the making of any " material false statement or " representation or ".
25 & 26 Vict. c. 103.The Union Assessment Committee Act, 1862.In section forty, the words " or who " upon any examination before " any such committee wilfully " gives false evidence."
26 & 27 Vict. c. 87.The Trustee Savings Banks Act, 1863.Section forty-nine from "and if upon such oath" to the end of the section.
27 & 28 Vict. c. 25.The Naval Prize Act, 1864.Section fifty.
27 A 28 Vict. c. 114.The Improvement of Land Act, 1864.Section five.
28 & 29 Vict. c. 36.The County Voters Registration Act, 1865.In section eleven, the words "and " any person knowingly and wilfully making any false statement of fact in such declaration."
29 & 30 Vict. c. 62.The Crown Lands Act, 1866.Section twenty-nine.
29 & 30Yict. c. 108.The Railway Companies Securities Act, 1866.In section seventeen, the words " on 5 " conviction thereof on indictment to fine or imprisonment, " or," so far as relates to indictable offences under section sixteen of the same Act.
29 & 30 Vict. c. 109.The Naval Discipline Act, 1866.Section sixty-seven from " and where any such offence " to the end of the section.
30 & 31 Vict. c. 84.The Vaccination Act, 1867.Section thirty from " and every person" to the end of the section.
30 & 31 Vict. c. 136.The Parliamentary Costs Act, 1867.Section two.
31 & 32 Vict. c. 24.The Capital Punishment Amendment Act, 1868.Section nine.
31 & 32 Vict. c. 45.The Sea Fisheries Act, 1868.Section thirty-two from " and any person who wilfully " to " guilty of perjury."
31 & 32 Vict. c. 71.The County Courts Admiralty Jurisdiction Act, 1868.Section nineteen from " and any person" to the end of the section.
31 & 32 Vict. c. 119.The Regulation of Railways Act, 1868.

In section five, the words " on conviction thereof on indictment to " fine and imprisonment, or".

In section eight, the words " Any " person who, when so examined "on oath, makes any false statement, knowing the same to be " false, shall be guilty of per-" jury."

31 & 32 Vict. c. 121.The Pharmacy Act, 1868.Section fourteen from " and any person who shall " to " assisting him therein."
31 & 32 Vict. c. 125.The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868.In section thirty-one, the words " and shall be subject to the " same penalties for perjury."
32 & 33 Vict. c. 111.The Bishops Resignation Act, 1869.In section six, the words " and any "person, when examined by " such persons, who wilfully " makes a false statement, " whether on oath or not, shall " be guilty of a misdemeanor."
33 & 34 Vict. c. 102.The Naturalization Oath Act, 1870.Section two.
34 & 35 Vict c. 36.The Pensions Commutation Act, 1871.In section nine, the words " shall " be deemed to be guilty of a " misdemeanour and" and the words " and to be imprisoned " for any term not exceeding " two years with or without " hard labour."
34 & 35 Vict. c. 78.The Regulation of Railways Act, 1871.In section ten, the words " on conviction thereof on indictment " to fine and imprisonment, or".
34 & 35 Vict. c. 83.The Parliamentary Witnesses Oaths Act, 1871.In section one, the words " Any " person examined as aforesaid " who wilfully gives false evidence shall be liable to the " penalties of perjury."
35 & 36 Vict. c. 8.The Deans and Canons l Resignation Act, 1872.Section four from " and any " person " to " guilty of a misdemeanour."
35 & 36 Vict. c. 93.The Pawnbrokers Act, 1872.Section twenty-nine from " If any "person makes a declaration" .... to the end of the section.
36 & 37 Vict. , c. 60. 1The Extradition Act, 1873.Section five from "Every person who " to " perjury."
37 & 38 Vict. c. 88.The Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1874.In section forty, subsection one: and, in subsection two, the words " wilfully makes any false certificate or declaration under " or for the purposes of this " Act or " : and subsections three and four.
38 & 39 Vict. c. 55.The Public Health Act, 1875.Section two hundred and sixty-three.
38 & 39 Vict. c. 87.The Land Transfer Act, 1875.Section one hundred and one.
38 & 39 Vict. ' c. 89.The Public Works I Loans Act, 1875.Section forty-four from "when examined" to " false evidence or".
39 & 40 Vict. 1 c. 36.'he Customs Consolisdation Act, 1876.Section thirty-six from " and any witness" to " penalties thereof."
41 & 42 Vict. T c. 26.The Parliamentary and I Municipal Registration Act, 1878.a section twenty-five, the words " or knowingly and wilfully " makes any false statement of " fact in any declaration of the " nature aforesaid."
41 & 42 Vict. c. 31.The Bills of Sale Act 1878.Section seventeen from " Whoever " to the end of the section.
41 & 42 Vict. c. 33.The Dentists Act, 1878Section thirty five.
43&44 Vict. c. 13.The Births and Deaths Registration (Ireland) Act, 1880.In section thirty, subsection one: and, in subsection two, the words " wilfully makes any false certificate or declaration under " or for the purposes of this " Act, or " and subsections three and four.
43 & 44 Vict. c. 19.The Taxes Management Act, 1880.In section sixty-three, the words " If any person wilfully and " corruptly makes a false statement in any such oath of " service he shall be guilty of " misdemeanor, and shall be " liable to imprisonment for six " months with or without a fine " not exceeding fifty pounds" (being subsection four of the said section).
43 & 44 Vict. c. 41.The Burials Act, 1880In section ten, the words "any " person who shall wilfully make " any false statement in such " certificate and ".
44 & 45 Vict. c. 62.The Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1881.Section eleven.
45 & 46 Vict. c. 37.The Corn Returns Act, 1882.In section twelve, the words " false or".
45 & 46 Vict. c. 50.The Municipal Corporations Act, 1882.

In section fifty-nine, the words " If " any person wilfully makes a " false answer thereto he shall " be guilty of a misdemeanor " (being subsection three of the said section).

In section ninety-four, the words " and shall be liable to the same " penalties for perjury."

45 & 46 Vict. c. 51.The Government Annuities Act, 1882.Section eleven from " If a person " . . .to " twelve months " (being subsection three of the said section).
46 & 47 Vict. c. 51.The Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act, 1883.In section thirty-three, subsection seven, the words " and on conviction thereof on indictment " shall be liable to the punishment for wilful and corrupt " perjury."
47 & 48 Vict c. 54.The Yorkshire Registries Act, 1884.Section forty-seven.
47 & 48 Vict c. 70.The Municipal Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act, 1884.In section twenty-one, subsection five, the words " and on conviction thereof on indictment " shall be liable to the punishment for wilful and corrupt " perjury."
48 & 49 Vict, c. 54.The Pluralities Act Amendment Act, 1885.Section seven from " and every witness " to the end of the section.
50 & 51 Vict. c. 28.The Merchandise Marks Act, 1887.In section eight, subsection (3) the words " on conviction on indictment to the penalties of perjury " and ".
50 & 51 Vict. c. 47.The Trustee Savings Banks Act, 1887.In section two, the words " If any " person on examination on oath "or affirmation under this section wilfully gives false evidence, he shall be liable to the " penalties for perjury" (being subsection five of the said section).
51 & 52 Vict. c. 46.The Oaths Act, 1888 -Section one from " and if any person" to the end of the section.
52 & 53 Vict. c. 10.The Commissioners of Oaths Act, 1889.Section seven.
52 & 53 Vict. c. 49.The Arbitration Act, 1889.Section twenty-two.
54 & 55 Vict. c. 70.The Markets and Pairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act, 1891.In section three, the words " false or ".
55 & 56 Vict. c. 23.The Foreign Marriage Act, 1892.Section fifteen.
57 & 58 Vict. c. 46.The Copyhold Act, 1894.In section fifty-four, the words " If " any person wilfully gives false " evidence in any proceeding " under this Act he shall be " guilty of perjury" (being subsection five of the said section).
59 & 60 Vict. c. 25.The Friendly Societies Act, 1896.In section eighty-seven, the words " false or ".
61 & 62 Vict. c. 48.The Benefices Act, 1898.Section four from " For the declaration " . . . to " perjury" (being subsection four of the said section).
62 & 63 Vict. c. 23.The Anchors and Chain Cables Act, 1899.In section thirteen, the words " or " (iii) make any false statement " in a certificate of proof."
2 Edw,7. c. 8.The Cremation Act, 1902.In section eight, subsection two, the words " declaration or ".
2 Edw. 7. c.17.The Midwives Act, 1902.Section eleven.
6 Edw. 7. c. 40.The Marriage with Foreigners Act, 1906.Section one from "If a person knowingly . . . . " to " country or place" (being subsection two of the said section).
7 Edw. 7. c. 24.The Limited Partnerships Act, 1907.Section twelve.
8 Edw. 7. c. 28.The Agricultural Holdings Act, 1908.Section thirteen from " Any person who" to " punished accordingly " (being subsection five of the said section).
8 Edw. 7. c. 53.The Law of Distress Amendment Act, 1908.Section one from " and if any under tenant" to the end of the section.
8 Edw. 7. c. 69.The Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908.Section two hundred and eighteen: and, in section two hundred and eighty-one, the words " on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding " two years, with or without hard labour, and", and the words " in either case."
9 Edw. 7. c. 49.The Assurance Companies Act, 1909.In section twenty-four, the words " on conviction on indictment to " fine and imprisonment, or".

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