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Explosives Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

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4False statements etc.N.I.

(1)Any person who—

(a)for or in connection with obtaining a consent under section 1(1)( a) knowingly or recklessly makes, or participates in, or assents to or acquiesces in, the making of any false or misleading statement; or

(b)knowingly or recklessly makes, or participates in, or assents to or acquiesces in, the making of any false or misleading statement in any record required to be kept under section 1(1)( b) or in any register required to be kept under section 2(3); or

(c)knowingly or recklessly omits, or participates in or assents to or acquiesces in the omission of, the entry of any material particular in any such record or register; or

(d)forges, counterfeits, falsifies or fraudulently uses or knowingly or wilfully alters, destroys, erases or obliterates the whole or any part of any consent, record, register or other document issued or required under this Act or under Explosives Regulations or wilfully causes or knowingly permits any such act to be done by any other person; or

(e)wilfully refuses to furnish any information within his knowledge to, or knowingly furnishes false or misleading information to, a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary or a Government Inspector with respect to any such consent, record, register or other document;

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F1 level 4 on the standard scale] or to imprisionment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

Subs. (2) rep. by 1981 NI 26

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