Chapter 13:02 - Public Institutions (Inmates’ Property)

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LAWS OF GUYANA
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (INMATES’ PROPERTY) ACT
CHAPTER 13:02
Act
4 of 1893
Amended by
6 of 1905
9 of 1923 26 of 1930
(inclusive) by L.R.O.
Pages Authorised
Current Authorised Pages
1 – 5 ... 1/2012
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Note
on
Subsidiary Legislation
This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.
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CHAPTER 13:02
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Disposal of unclaimed property, not exceeding $10 in value, of
deceased inmate of public institution.
3. Furnishing information of sums paid in.
4. Claim to sum paid in and procedure thereon.
5. Saving.
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c. 260
1953 Ed.
c. 49 _______________________________________________________
4 of 1893 An Act to provide for the Disposal of small sums of Money
and other Movable Property found in the possession of
Persons dying while Inmates of Public Institutions.
[22ND FEBRUARY, 1893]
Short Title.
Disposal of
unclaimed
property, not
exceeding $10
in value, of
deceased
inmate of
public
institution.
[26 of 1930]
1. This Act may be cited as the Public Institutions
(Inmates’ Property) Act.
2. (1) When any inmate of a hospital, an asylum, a
prison, or any other public institution of whatever kind, dies,
having in his possession any money or other movable
property to an amount or value, or to an amount and value,
not exceeding ten dollars, the principal resident officer in
charge of the institution shall take possession of the money
and property.
(2) If the money and property are not claimed with
effect by any person within one month after the death of the
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Furnishing
information of
sums paid in.

Claim to sum
paid in and
procedure
thereon.
inmate, that officer shall, at the expiration of the month, sell
the property and pay the proceeds thereof, together with any
money aforesaid, to the Accountant General in the manner
and to the account by him directed:
Provided that where such officer cannot effect a sale of
any such property the same shall be disposed of in such
manner as the Minister responsible for finance may generally
or in any particular case direct.
3. The officer aforesaid shall, within the first seven
days of every month, furnish to the Director of Audit a
statement in writing containing the particulars of all sums of
money so paid by him to the Accountant General during the
preceding month, and shall at the same time cause the
statement to be published in the Gazette.
4. (1) Any sum of money so paid to the Accountant
General and not claimed within twelve months after that
payment shall vest in the State for the public use.
(2) Everyone who claims any sum of money so
paid to the Accountant General may apply to the Minister
responsible for finance therefor by petition, and shall support
his petition by the necessary evidence.
(3) The Minister responsible for finance, if he is
satisfied of the correctness of the claim, may pay to the
claimant the amount claimed or any portion thereof to which
the right has been established, but if he is not so satisfied may
authorise and require the claimant to establish his claim in
due course of law, and shall make any defence thereto he may
be advised.
(4) When the claimant establishes his claim in due
course of law, he shall receive interest on the sum of money
claimed and allowed at the rate of three per cent per annum
from the date of the application for payment.
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Saving.
c. 98:02
5. (1) Nothing in this Act shall apply to any East
Indian immigrant or to any person of East Indian descent.
(2) Section 223 of the Indian Labour Act, shall
apply in the case of any East Indian immigrant, and to anyone
of East Indian descent, respectively dying in any institution
aforesaid, so far as relates to the property found in his
possession.
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