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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Penalty for contravention of regulations.

77.(1) Every person who wilfully does any act (whether of commission or omission) which is a contravention of a regulation made by the Minister under this Act shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof, in the case of a first such offence, to a fine not exceeding five pounds and, in the case of a second or any subsequent such offence, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.

(2) This section shall not apply to a contravention by an inmate of a district institution of a regulation in force by virtue of this Act in such institution.