Connaught Rangers (Pensions) Act, 1936


14.—(1) If any person, with a view to obtaining for himself or any other person a grant or payment of any pension, gratuity or dependant's allowance under this Act, makes, signs, or uses any declaration, application, or other written statement knowing the same to be false, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this Act, and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds, or, at the discretion of the Court, either to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) If any person convicted of an offence under this section is in receipt of any pension or dependant's allowance obtained by reason of any such false declaration, application or other written statement, he shall forfeit such pension or allowance as on and from the date of such conviction.

(3) For the purposes of proceedings in respect of an offence under this section, the offence shall be deemed to have been committed either at the place where it was actually committed or any place where the offender may happen to be.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 10 of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851 , a prosecution for an offence under this section may be brought within six months after the date when evidence to sustain the prosecution came to the notice of the Minister, and a certificate under the hand of the Minister as to the date on which evidence to sustain such prosecution came to his notice shall for the purposes of this sub-section be conclusive.