Court Deposits

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Court Deposits
COURT DEPOSITS ACT

CHAPTER 7:05

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Act
1 of 1902

Amended by
9 of 1905
12 of 1962

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Note on Subsidiary Legislation

This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.

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CHAPTER 7:05

COURT DEPOSITS ACT

An Act to provide for the closing of certain accounts in the
books of the Registry of the Supreme Court.

[22ND FEBRUARY 1902]

1. This Act may be cited as the Court Deposits Act.

2. In this Act—
“Court” means the High Court, or a Judge thereof;
“Court deposits” include all amounts standing in the books of the

Registrar to the credit of any cause or matter, or of any
account opened under the Land Acquisition Act;

“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Court and includes
the Deputy Registrar, Second Deputy Registrar and any
Sub-Registrar.

3. (1) All accounts relating to Court deposits, whether now
open or subsequently opened, in which on the first of January in
any year no entry was made within the preceding ten years shall,
except in any cases in which the Chief Justice otherwise directs,
be thereupon closed, and the amounts standing to the credit of
such accounts carried to the credit of the Consolidated Fund.

(2) Any account which, by the direction of the Chief
Justice, is kept open, may at any time thereafter, if no entry in the
account was made in the meantime, be closed by a like direction.

4. (1) If at any time after an account is closed in pursuance
of this Act, a claimant establishes to the satisfaction of the Court
a claim to the whole or any part of the deposit to which the account
related, the claim shall be paid to him out of moneys provided
by Parliament.

(2) The Court may, on the application of any person
claiming to be interested in any particular account closed in

1950 Ed.
Ch. 5 No. 4.
1 of 1902.

Commencement.

Short title.

Interpretation.
[12 of 1962].

Ch. 58:01.

Closing of
accounts where
no entry for ten
years.

Establishment
and payment of
claim.

Reopening of
account.

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pursuance of this Act, order the account to be reopened, and on
such order the amount standing to the credit of the account at the
time of its closing as mentioned above shall be credited to the
account in the books of the Registrar and to the corresponding
account in those of the Comptroller of Accounts.

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