Adoption Act, 1998

False statements.

8.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following for section 43:

“43.—A person who knowingly makes any false or misleading statement or furnishes any false or misleading information to the Board, an adoption agency or a person acting on behalf of either of them or aids or abets another person to do so shall be guilty of an offence and, without prejudice to any other penalty to which the person may be liable, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both.”.