Defence Act 1954

162

F132 [ False evidence.

162. Every person subject to military law who, when examined on oath or solemn declaration before

( a ) a service tribunal within the meaning of section 161,

( b ) an authorised officer investigating a charge under section 177C,

( c ) a commanding officer investigating a charge under section 178C, or

( d ) a subordinate officer investigating a charge under section 179C,

knowingly gives false evidence is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial. ]

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Amendments:

F132

Substituted (1.09.2008) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007), s. 19, S.I. No. 254 of 2008.

Editorial Notes:

E26

Previous affecting provision: section amended (11.07.1990) by Criminal Justice Act 1990 (16/1990), s. 7 and sch. 1, para. 4(e), commenced on enactment; substituted as per F-note above.