Mines and Minerals Act, 1931

Returns by grantees.

27.—(1) Every person to whom a mining right is granted shall furnish to the Minister in the prescribed form, within twenty-eight days after being required by the Minister so to do, such information as the Minister may require in relation to the minerals the subject of such right and the working of such minerals.

(2) If any person on being required under this section by the Minister to furnish any information to him fails or refuses to furnish such information or furnishes information which is false or misleading in any material respect or otherwise makes default in complying with this section he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds and in the case of a continuing offence a further fine not exceeding ten pounds for every day during which the offence is continued.