Social Welfare Act, 1998

Offences — non-disclosure of information.

22.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for section 221 of the following section:

“Information required by Minister.

221.—(1) For the purposes of controlling and investigating entitlement to any benefit, under this Act or under schemes administered by or on behalf of the Minister, the Minister may require such persons as may be prescribed to provide him or her with such information in relation to such persons or classes of persons as may be prescribed.

(2) A person who fails to comply with a requirement made of him or her under subsection (1) or regulations made thereunder shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500.”.