Appropriation Act, 1962

Declarations in relation to receipt of certain payments.

5.—(1) Subject to such exemptions as may be provided by or under rules made by the Minister for Finance, a person shall not receive any payment out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas for non-effective services unless, in relation to that payment, the declaration prescribed by such rules has been made, by the recipient or such other person as may be provided as aforesaid, before a person of such description as may be prescribed by the rules or (where it is so required by an authority so prescribed) before a person determined by that authority in accordance with the rules, and the declaration is supported by any declaration required by or under the rules to be made by a person of such a description, or a person determined, as aforesaid.

(2) Every person who makes a declaration for the purpose of this section which is to his knowledge untrue in any material particular shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding thirty pounds.

(3) Section 20 of the Finance Act, 1937 , is hereby repealed.

(4) This section shall come into operation on such day as the Minister for Finance may by order appoint.