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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Penalty for false statement to obtain public assistance.

80.Every person who, for the purpose of obtaining public assistance for himself or another person, makes any statement or representation which is to his knowledge false or misleading in any material respect shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds, or at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.