(1) A person who—
(a) fails to comply with a notice under section 793 (notice requiring information about interests in company's shares), or
(b) in purported compliance with such a notice—
(i) makes a statement that he knows to be false in a material particular, or
(ii) recklessly makes a statement that is false in a material particular,
commits an offence.
(2) A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1)(a) if he proves that the requirement to give information was frivolous or vexatious.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—
(a) on conviction on indictment,
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