Finance Act, 1937

Declaration to be made before receipt of certain sums under Appropriation Acts.

20.—(1) In this section the expression “future Appropriation Act” means an Act passed at any time after the passing of this Act which appropriates supplies granted in a particular session of the Oireachtas.

(2) No person shall receive any part of a grant made in pursuance of a future Appropriation Act for non-effective services until he has subscribed such declaration as may from time to time be prescribed by a warrant of the Minister for Finance before one of the persons prescribed by such warrant.

(3) Whenever any such payment as is mentioned in the next preceding sub-section of this section is made at more frequent intervals than once in a quarter, the Minister for Finance may, notwithstanding anything contained in the said sub-section, dispense with the production of more than one such declaration as is mentioned in the said sub-section in respect of each quarter.

(4) 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 under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding thirty pounds.