Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889

Restriction on prosecution.


4. (1) A prosecution for an offence under this Act shall not be instituted except by or with the consent of the Attorney-General.

(2) In this section the expression “ Attorney General” means the Attorney or Solicitor General for England, and as respects Scotland means the Lord Advocate, and as respects Ireland means the Attorney or Solicitor General for Ireland.


Modifications (not altering text):


Construction of section affected (12.06.1928) by Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 To 1916 Adaptation Order 1928 (S.R.& O. No. 37 of 1928), para. 3 and sch. part I.

In sub-section (1) the reference to the Attorney-General shall be construed as a reference to the Attorney-General of Saorstát Eireann and sub-section (2) shall cease to have effect.