Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021


15. (1) Where the making of a false statement is—

(a) an offence under section 5 or 6 of this Act, and

(b) an offence that is punishable on summary conviction only under another enactment that came into operation before the coming into operation of this Act,

a person shall be liable to be proceeded against for such an offence under the other enactment only.

(2) Where the making of a false statement is not only an offence under this Act but also by virtue of some other enactment is a corrupt practice or subjects the offender to any forfeiture or disqualification or to any penalty other than imprisonment or fine, then the liability of the offender under this Act shall be in addition to and not in substitution for his or her liability under that other enactment.