Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889

Corruption in office a misdemeanor.

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1. (1) Every person who shall by himself or by or in conjunction with any other person, corruptly solicit or receive, or agree to receive, for himself, or for any other person, any gift, loan, fee, reward, or advantage whatever as an inducement to, or reward for, or otherwise on account of F1 [ an office holder or his or her special adviser or a director of, or occupier of a position of employment in, ] a public body as in this Act defined, doing or forbearing to do anything in respect of any matter or transaction whatsoever, actual or proposed, in which the said F1 [ office holder or public body ] is concerned, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(2) Every person who shall by himself or by or in conjunction with any other person corruptly give, promise, or offer any gift, loan, fee, reward, or advantage whatsoever to any person, whether for the benefit of that person or of another person, as an inducement to or reward for or otherwise on account of F1 [ an office holder or his or her special adviser or a director of, or occupier of a position of employment in, ] any public body as in this Act defined, doing or forbearing to do anything in respect of any matter or transaction whatsoever, actual or proposed, in which such F1 [ office holder or public body ] as aforesaid is concerned, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.