Restrictive Practices (Amendment) Act, 1987

Impersonating an authorised officer.

37.—If any person makes a false statement, knowing it to be false, to the effect that—

(a) he is an authorised officer within the meaning of section 16 of the Consumer Information Act, 1978 , or section 23 of the Prices Act, 1958 , or section 15 of the Principal Act (as inserted by section 18 of this Act), or

(b) he has authority to act for or on behalf of the Minister or the Director or the Commission,

he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding £800.