Voluntary Personal Security Cards Bill - continued        House of Commons

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Offences.     6. - (1) A person who-
    (a) knowingly or recklessly makes any statement which is false in a material particular when applying for a personal security card;
    (b) uses, or attempts to use, a personal security card which is incorrect in any respect material to the purpose for which it is being used;
    (c) forges, or alters or uses a personal security card with intent to deceive; or
    (d) uses or attempts to use in a manner calculated to deceive, any document or other thing which closely resembles a personal security card;
  shall be guilty of an offence.
      (2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable-
    (a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale; or
    (b) on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.
Police officer not to require production of personal security card.     7. Nothing in this Act shall authorise a police officer (whether in uniform or not) to require any person to produce a personal security card; and an officer shall not draw any inference from any failure of a person to do so.
Expenses.     8. There shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament-
    (a) any expenses of the Secretary of State under this Act; and
    (b) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of such moneys under any other Act.
Regulations.     9. Regulations under this Act shall be made by statutory instrument and shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
Citation, commencement and extent.     10. - (1) This Act may be cited as Voluntary Personal Security Cards Act 1998.
      (2) This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
      (3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.
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