Children's Allowances Act, 1944

Penalty for false statements.

12.—(1) Every person—

(a) who, for the purpose of obtaining or continuing a children's allowance, either for himself or for any other person, or for the purpose of obtaining or continuing a children's allowance for himself or for any other person at a rate higher than that appropriate to the case, knowingly makes any statement or representation (whether written or oral) which is to his knowledge false or misleading in any material respect, or

(b) who knowingly obtains payment of, or continues to receive, a children's allowance to which he is not entitled, or

(c) who knowingly obtains or receives any payment as on account of a children's allowance which for any reason whatsoever is not payable to him,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months.

(2) The foregoing provisions of this section shall apply with the necessary modifications in the case of a person to whom a children's allowance is paid under any of the provisions of this Act or regulations made thereunder and who is not the person to whom such children's allowance is granted.