Minerals Development Act, 1940

Furnishing of information by lessees of State mining leases.

27.—(1) Every lessee under a State mining lease shall furnish to the Minister, within twenty-eight days after being required by the Minister so to do, such information as the Minister may, at any time, require in relation to the minerals demised by such lease or to the working of such minerals.

(2) The Minister may make regulations in relation to the furnishing by lessees of State mining leases of information in regard to the minerals or the working of the minerals demised by such leases, and such regulations may require the furnishing of such information in addition and without prejudice to the information required to be furnished under the next preceding sub-section of this section.

(3) If any person who is required by this section or by any regulation made thereunder to furnish any information to the Minister,—

(a) fails or refuses to furnish such information, or

(b) knowingly furnishes any such information which is false or misleading in a material particular, or

(c) otherwise makes default in complying with the provisions of this section or of any regulation made thereunder,

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 such offence is continued.