Public Safety Act, 1927

Liability of parents or guardians of certain young offenders.

18.—(1) Where any person (in this section referred to as the offender) under the age of 16 years is convicted of the offence under this Act of being a member of an unlawful association the parent or guardian of the offender shall, unless he satisfies the Court that he has not conduced to the commission of the offence by neglecting to exercise due care of the offender be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months.

(2) In this section the word “guardian” includes any person who in the opinion of the Court has for the time being the charge of or control over the offender.