Standards in Public Office Act, 2001

Preservation of documents, etc.

19.—(1) A person who has in his or her possession or control a document or information in any form that he or she knows to be relevant to an investigation, or an intended investigation, of which he or she is aware, of a Committee or the Commission shall preserve the document or information until the investigation and any related proceedings are completed.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and section 37 of the Principal Act applies to such an offence as it applies to an offence under that Act.