Perjury Act, 1791



An Act to render Prosecutions for Perjury, and Subornation of Perjury, more easy and effectual, and for affirming the Jurisdiction of the Quarter Sessions in Cases of Perjury.

Justices of peace at quarter sessions may determine in cases of perjury.

III. And whereas doubts have been entertained whether justices of the peace have jurisdiction in cases of perjury at common law, be it declared and enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the justices of the peace at their quarter sessions to hear and determine in all cases of perjury committed within their jurisdiction.